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Solving Problems with Design Thinking

Ten Stories of What Works
Narrated by: Dina Pearlman
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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Design-oriented firms such as Apple and IDEO have demonstrated how design thinking can directly affect business results. Yet most managers lack a real sense of how to put this new approach to use for issues other than product development and sales growth. Solving Problems with Design Thinking details 10 real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health; and government and social sector organizations including the City of Dublin and Denmark's The Good Kitchen.

Using design skills such as ethnography, visualization, storytelling, and experimentation, these managers produced innovative solutions to problems concerning strategy implementation, sales force support, internal process redesign, feeding the elderly, engaging citizens, and the trade show experience. Here they elaborate on the challenges they faced and the processes and tools they used, offering their personal perspectives and providing a clear path to implementation based on the principles and practices laid out in Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie's Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2013 Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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Great case studies

Here are 10 case studies of the application of design thinking, not a practical guide to implementation. I was hoping for some tips on how to introduce some of the methods to my own organisation, but didn't get this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-16

Excellent book for design thinkers

Really enjoyed listening. Will definetely help managers deeoen their skills in design thinking and innovation. Must read.

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  • Myrick Lloyd
  • 24-02-18

A great book!

I really enjoyed the real world case studies! Very practical and enlightening. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Michael
  • 13-11-19

List of stories without insight nor real takeaway

It is always interesting to read inspiring stories, but when author does that you would expect her to connect them somehow and being deeper meanings. This is just un-insightful list of stories by somebody who is an academic and has no tier understanding of business nor role design thinking can play there

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  • M. Kristof
  • 02-11-19

Excellent insights

Great information, well explained, and delivered. Wish there was a “study guide” of sorts for reference.

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  • KNile
  • 18-10-19

Too high level

Not helpful for learning in this space as it doesn’t go through how the stories were achieved at the DT facilitation level

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  • Michael F. Watson
  • 30-08-19

Interesting listen

The book has good examples of design thinking but it is a little light on nuts and bolts.

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  • glenn robertson
  • 21-06-19

A great listen.!!!

I have been listening to this book while commuting to and from my job as a product designer in Austin Texas. It’s great because it doesn’t just tell “the typical” UX story. Instead it shares how several large companies tailored the UX process to fit their needs and culture.

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  • Vivek Sriramaiah
  • 28-11-18

expected more on design thinking

expected more information on design thinking and application from how to use design thinking, didn't get what I expected

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  • Elizabeth Bui
  • 24-09-16

Brilliant book

This book brings me the idea of how to use design thinking in single events of me recently. By listening to this book, I can come up with many ideas that are useful to my work. Thanks the authors and the narrater a lot.

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  • Sara
  • 06-11-18

I was never able to play it

I downloaded it and I wasnt able to play it for some unknown reason. I deleted it and tried making it play with and without a download and again it didn’t work.