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Design Thinking: An Innovative Concept for Developing User-Centered Software

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

I wrote with Design Thinking colleagues a book chapter for “Software for the People” (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2012). The chapter could be downloaded here (Springer login is required).

The abstract gives an overview about the chapter “Design Thinking: An Innovative Concept for Developing User-Centered Software“: “In times of economic crisis and rapid technological change, innovation is necessary for competitive advantage and successful business. Design processes and tools are one way to create innovative solutions. This article describes the emergence of design thinking in business and focuses on the four key elements of design thinking in detail: the iterative process, multidisciplinary teams, creative space and designer’s mindset. The limitations and potentials of design thinking are also discussed. (more…)