Design Thinking Research

Measuring Performance in Context

  • Hasso Plattner
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer

Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Design Thinking Research in the Context of Co-located Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer
      Pages 1-10
    3. Shelley Goldman, Maureen P. Carroll, Zandile Kabayadondo, Leticia Britos Cavagnaro, Adam W. Royalty, Bernard Roth et al.
      Pages 13-33
    4. Birgit Jobst, Eva Köppen, Tilmann Lindberg, Josephine Moritz, Holger Rhinow, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 35-46
    5. Steven P. Dow, Julie Fortuna, Dan Schwartz, Beth Altringer, Daniel L. Schwartz, Scott R. Klemmer
      Pages 47-70
    6. Christine Noweski, Andrea Scheer, Nadja Büttner, Julia von Thienen, Johannes Erdmann, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 71-94
  3. Design Thinking Research in the Context of Distributed Teams

  4. Design Thinking Research in the Context of Embedded Business Teams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Martin Steinert (Co-I), Hai Nugyen, Rebecca Currano, Larry Leifer
      Pages 197-210
    3. Thomas Kowark, Philipp Dobrigkeit, Alexander Zeier
      Pages 231-246
    4. Bastian Steinert, Marcel Taeumel, Damien Cassou, Robert Hirschfeld
      Pages 247-262
    5. Gregor Gabrysiak, Holger Giese, Thomas Beyhl
      Pages 263-284
    6. Julia von Thienen, Christine Noweski, Christoph Meinel, Sabine Lang, Claudia Nicolai, Andreas Bartz
      Pages 285-302

About this book


This book summarizes the results of the third year in the Design Thinking Research Program, a joint venture of Stanford University in Palo Alto and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. Understanding the evolution of innovation, and how to measure the performance of the design thinking teams behind innovations, is the central motivation behind the research work presented in this book. Addressing these fundamental concerns, all of the contributions in this volume report on different approaches and research efforts aimed at obtaining deeper insights into and a better understanding of how design thinking transpires. In highly creative ways, different experiments were conceived and undertaken with this goal in mind, and the results achieved were analyzed and discussed to shed new light on the focus areas. We hope that our readers enjoy this discourse on design thinking and its diverse impacts. Besides looking forward to receiving your critical feedback, we also hope that when reading these reports you too will get caught up in the fun our research teams had in carrying out the work they are based on: understanding innovation and how design thinking fosters it, which was the motivation for all the research work that is reported on in this book.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hasso Plattner
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 2
  • Larry Leifer
    • 3
  1. 1.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Hasso-Plattner-InstitutPotsdamGermany
  3. 3., Stanford Center for Design ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31990-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31991-4
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