Design Thinking Research

Looking Further: Design Thinking Beyond Solution-Fixation

  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer

Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Larry Leifer, Christoph Meinel
    Pages 1-12
  3. Julia P. A. von Thienen, William J. Clancey, Christoph Meinel
    Pages 13-38
  4. Understanding Success Factors of Design Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Benedikt Ewald, Axel Menning, Claudia Nicolai, Ulrich Weinberg
      Pages 41-60
    3. Adam Royalty, Helen Chen, Bernard Roth, Sheri Sheppard
      Pages 61-73
    4. Marie Klooker, Martin Schwemmle, Claudia Nicolai, Ulrich Weinberg
      Pages 75-96
  5. Exploring the Digital Potential: Teaching, Research and Organizational Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Karen von Schmieden, Lena Mayer, Mana Taheri, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 99-112
    3. Rajan Vaish, Snehalkumar (Neil) S. Gaikwad, Geza Kovacs, Andreas Veit, Ranjay Krishna, Imanol Arrieta Ibarra et al.
      Pages 113-142
  6. Design Thinking in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Matthias Wenzel, Anja Perlich, Julia P. A. von Thienen, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 159-177
    3. Nicholas Berte, Lauren Aquino Shluzas, Bardia Beigi, Moses Albaniel, Martin S. Angst, David Pickham
      Pages 179-197
    4. Franziska Dobrigkeit, Danielly de Paula, Matthias Uflacker
      Pages 199-227
    5. Patrick Rein, Marcel Taeumel, Robert Hirschfeld
      Pages 229-247

About this book


Extensive research conducted by the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, USA, and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, Germany, has yielded valuable insights on why and how design thinking works. Researchers have identified metrics, developed models, and conducted studies, which are featured in this book, and in the previous volumes of this series.

Offering readers a closer look at design thinking, and its innovation processes and methods, this volume covers topics ranging from understanding success factors of design thinking to exploring the potential that lies in the use of digital technologies. Furthermore, readers learn how special-purpose design thinking can be used to solve thorny problems in complex fields, such as the health sector or software development. 

Thinking and devising innovations are inherently human activities – so is design thinking. Accordingly, design thinking is not merely the result of special courses or of being gifted or trained: it is a way of dealing with our environment and improving techniques, technologies and life. As such, the research outcomes compiled in this book should increase knowledge and provide inspiration to all seeking to drive innovation – be they experienced design thinkers or newcomers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Meinel
    • 1
  • Larry Leifer
    • 2
  1. 1.Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital EngineeringUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Stanford University StanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97081-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97082-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-5752
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5760
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