Design Thinking Research

Making Distinctions: Collaboration versus Cooperation

  • Hasso Plattner
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer

Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Julia P. A. von Thienen, William J. Clancey, Giovanni E. Corazza, Christoph Meinel
    Pages 13-40
  3. Modelling and Mapping Teamwork

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Franziska Dobrigkeit, Danielly de Paula, Matthias Uflacker
      Pages 59-76
  4. Tools and Techniques for Productive Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Joy Kim, Sarah Sterman, Allegra Argent Beal Cohen, Michael S. Bernstein
      Pages 79-104
    3. Joy Kim, Maneesh Agrawala, Michael S. Bernstein
      Pages 105-129
    4. Alexa F. Siu, Shenli Yuan, Hieu Pham, Eric Gonzalez, Lawrence H. Kim, Mathieu Le Goc et al.
      Pages 131-145
    5. Nikolas Martelaro, Wendy Ju, Mark Horowitz
      Pages 147-169
    6. Patrick Rein, Marcel Taeumel, Robert Hirschfeld
      Pages 171-194
    7. Axel Menning, Benedikt Ewald, Claudia Nicolai, Ulrich Weinberg
      Pages 195-213
  5. Teaching, Training, Priming: Approaches to Teaching and Enabling Creative Skills

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Mana Taheri, Lena Mayer, Karen von Schmieden, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 217-237
    3. Naama Mayseless, Manish Saggar, Grace Hawthorne, Allan Reiss
      Pages 239-249
    4. Jinjuan She, Carolyn Conner Seepersad, Katja Holtta-Otto, Erin F. MacDonald
      Pages 251-273
    5. Martin Schwemmle, Claudia Nicolai, Marie Klooker, Ulrich Weinberg
      Pages 275-298
  6. Design Thinking in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Anja Perlich, Julia von von Thienen, Matthias Wenzel, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 327-345
    3. Joel Sadler, Lauren Aquino Shluzas, Paulo Blikstein
      Pages 365-376

About this book


More and more organizations have experienced the impact of design thinking on their innovation culture. People can see the way it changes how they and their coworkers innovate, how it affects their teamwork, and the impact it has on the quality of their output. The desire to understand the reason for this impact and to improve our knowledge about innovation is what drives the HPI Stanford Design Thinking Research Program. Since 2008 scientists from the Hasso Plattner Institute and Stanford University have engaged in multifaceted research projects to learn more about the underlying principles of this method and how and why it works. The outcomes of their studies, experiments and investigations in this eighth year of the program have been compiled in this book.

This volume presents a broad range of findings on team interaction, and highlights research into the tools and techniques that foster productive collaboration. Moreover, it addresses design thinking education and training, presenting promising new approaches and tools. The final part of this publication compiles findings on how design thinking is applied in practice.

The results of this rigorous academic research are not intended to be discussed exclusively in the scientific community. The findings, as well as the new design thinking approaches and tools, are available to anyone seeking to support drive innovation through collaboration, be it in companies or in society.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hasso Plattner
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 2
  • Larry Leifer
    • 3
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering PotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering PotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Stanford University StanfordUSA

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