The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products

The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products

ISBN-10:
0131860828
ISBN-13:
9780131860827
Pub. Date:
06/16/2005
Publisher:
Pearson Prentice Hall
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The Design of Things to Come: How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Products

The iPod is a harbinger of a revolution in product design: innovation that targets customer emotion, self-image, and fantasy, not just product function. Read the hidden stories behind BodyMedia's SenseWear body monitor, Herman Miller's Mirra Chair, Swiffer's mops, OXO's potato peelers, Adidas' intelligent shoes, the new Ford F-150 pickup truck, and many other winning innovations. Meet the innovators, learning how they inspire and motivate their people, as they shepherd their visions through corporate bureaucracy to profitable reality. The authors deconstruct the entire process of design innovation, showing how it really works, and how today's smartest companies are innovating more effectively than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131860827
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Publication date: 06/16/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. The New Breed of Innovator.

2. Pragmatic Innovation—The New Mandate.

3. The Art and Science of Business.

4. Identifying Today’s Trends for Tomorrow’s Innovations.

5. Design for Desire—The New Product Prescription.

6. The Powers of Stakeholders—People Fueling Innovation.

7. B-to-B Innovation—The New Frontier of Fantasy.

8. Making Decisions for Profit—Success Emerging from Chaos.

9. A Process for Product Innovation.

10. Creating a Blanket of IP to Protect Your Brand from the Elements.

11. To Hire Consultants or Build Internally—That Is the Question.

Epilogue: The Powers of Innovation—The New Economy of Opportunity.

Index.

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