5 Amazing Books on the Future of Design



Design thinking is transforming our world.  Taking a problem-based view of business, learning, creativity, philosophy and the science – using the tools and techniques of design – can bring about amazing new solutions to the challenges we face in our hyper-speed societies.

Check out these 5 transformational books that are helping people make the shift to design-thinking…

1. Design-thinking Made Visual – GK VanPatter and Elizabeth Pastor

2. This Is Service Design – Martin Stickdorn and Jakob Schneider

What makes the difference to how customers or clients feel about an organisation or product when the tangible elements of are the same? Service design…

This book shows how organisations can use design thinking  to transform their service design and delivery.

3. Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers – Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie

How can businesses harness design thinking to help them grow?  Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie’s ‘toolkit’ for managers, uses design-thinking principles to create a method for designing business models to take businesses through the growth barrier.

4.  Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder amd Yves Pigneur

The international bestseller and classic text on using design-thinking techniques to create a simple, one-page business model that is flexible, adaptable and easy to articulate.  We can’t recommend this highly enough if you’re struggling with writing a ‘formal’ business plan.

5. GK VanPatter on Design Futures

 

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