Design Management

The Strategic Designer: Tools & Techniques for Managing the Design Process

The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future? How do designers become co-creators with clients and audiences? How do designers prove their value to business? Designers are looking for ways to stay competitive in the conceptual economy and address the increasing complexity of design problems.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practice and Principles

This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.

 

Business and Legal Forms for Industrial Designers

Forty-five essential forms and checklists-all ready to copy and put to immediate use in any industrial design studio-are provided here. Each form includes step-by-step instructions and can be used as is, or easily tailored to meet a specific business situation. Some of the forms include jobs master index, project plan and budget, time sheet, creative log, initial survey, estimate request form, work change order, collection letters, and much more.

 

I Wish I Worked There: A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business

Revealing some of the world's most inspiring workplaces, I Wish I Worked There! investigates the way 20 famous brands have put innovation at the heart of their culture. Photographs and illustrations detail the way in which companies accommodate creative activity through spaces that: stimulate, enable reflection, promote collaboration and encourage play. Easy-to-adopt principles assist the design, creation or selection of spaces that support creative endeavour.

The Fundamentals of Design Management

The Fundamentals of Design Management is a comprehensive reference book for anyone seeking an introduction to the basic concepts and principles that inform the management of design projects, teams and processes within the creative industries.

The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There's just one catch: You need $100,000 to finance your dreams, and your checking account has barely enough to cover next month's rent.

Enter Kickstarter—a phenomenal "crowdfunding" website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. On Kickstarter, it's not uncommon for folks to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or even millions!

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