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When an innovation is inspired by design, it transcends technology and utility. The design delights the user, seamlessly integrating the physical object, a service, and its use into something whole. A design-inspired innovation is so simple that it becomes an extension of the user. It creates meaning and a new language.

Design-Inspired Innovation takes a unique look at the intersection between design and innovation, and explores the novel ways in which designers are contributing...

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Design-Inspired Innovation

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Overview

When an innovation is inspired by design, it transcends technology and utility. The design delights the user, seamlessly integrating the physical object, a service, and its use into something whole. A design-inspired innovation is so simple that it becomes an extension of the user. It creates meaning and a new language.

Design-Inspired Innovation takes a unique look at the intersection between design and innovation, and explores the novel ways in which designers are contributing to the development of products and services. The book's scope is international, with emphasis on design activities in Boston, England, Sweden, and Milan. Through a rich variety of cases and cultural prisms, the book extends the traditional design viewpoint and stretches the context of industrial design to question — and answer — what design is really all about. It gives readers tools for inspiration, and shows how design can change language and even create human possibilities.

Contents:
  • What Makes Products Great?
  • Creating Design Classics
  • Integrating Function and Design
  • Managing the Design Process
  • The Work of Designers
  • Design-Inspired Innovation and the Design Discourse
  • Broadening Human Possibilities Through Design
  • Design — Vision and Visualizing
  • Interview Questions for Designers and Design Firms
  • From Sketch to Product

Readership: Faculty and students in art, media, innovation studies in management and engineering; practitioners in design and innovation firms and design centers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789814365536
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,289,042
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     xiii
About the Authors     xix
What Makes Products Great     1
Creating Design Classics     26
Integrating Function and Design     58
Managing the Design Process     90
The Work of Designers     128
Design-Inspired Innovation and the Design Discourse     154
Broadening Human Possibilities Through Design     186
Design - Vision and Visualizing     209
Interview Questions for Designers and Design Firms     229
From Sketch to Product     233
Bibliography     239
Name Index     249
Subject Index     257
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