The Strategic Designer

Tools & Techniques for Managing the Design Process
Author: David Holston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440315183
Category: Design
Page: 304
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The design profession has been asking itself some important questions lately. How do designers deal with the increasing complexity of design problems? What skills do designers need to be competitive in the future? How do designers become co-creators with clients and audiences? How do designers prove their value to business? Designers are looking for ways to stay competitive in the conceptual economy and address the increasing complexity of design problems. By adopting a process that considers collaboration, context and accountability, designers move from 'makers of things' to 'design strategists.' The Strategic Designer shows designers how to build strong client relationships, elevate their standing with clients, increase project success rates, boost efficiency and enhance their creativity.

Das Handbuch für Startups


Author: Bob Dorf,Steve Blank,Nils Högsdal,Daniel Bartel
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3955618137
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 512
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Ein Startup ist nicht die Miniaturausgabe eines etablierten Unternehmens, sondern eine temporäre, flexible Organisation auf der Suche nach einem nachhaltigen Geschäftsmodell: Das ist die zentrale Erkenntnis, die dem "Handbuch für Startups" zugrundeliegt. Es verbindet den Lean-Ansatz, Prinzipien des Customer Development sowie Konzepte wie Design Thinking und (Rapid) Prototyping zu einem umfassenden Vorgehensmodell, mit dem sich aus Ideen und Innovationen tragfähige Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln lassen. Lean Startup & Customer Development: Der Lean-Ansatz für Startups basiert, im Unterschied zum klassischen Vorgehen, nicht auf einem starren Businessplan, der drei Jahre lang unverändert umzusetzen ist, sondern auf einem beweglichen Modell, das immer wieder angepasst wird. Sämtliche Bestandteile der Planung – von den Produkteigenschaften über die Zielgruppen bis hin zum Vertriebsmodell – werden als Hypothesen gesehen, die zu validieren bzw. zu falsifizieren sind. Erst nachdem sie im Austausch mit den potenziellen Kunden bestätigt wurden und nachhaltige Verkäufe möglich sind, verlässt das Startup seine Suchphase und widmet sich der Umsetzung und Skalierung seines Geschäftsmodells. Der große Vorteil: Fehlannahmen werden erheblich früher erkannt – nämlich zu einem Zeitpunkt, an dem man noch die Gelegenheit hat, Änderungen vorzunehmen. Damit erhöhen sich die Erfolgsaussichten beträchtlich. Für den Praxiseinsatz: Sämtliche Schritte werden in diesem Buch detailliert beschrieben und können anhand der zahlreichen Checklisten nachvollzogen werden. Damit ist das Handbuch ein wertvoller Begleiter und ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk für Gründerinnen & Gründer. Von deutschen Experten begleitet: Die deutsche Ausgabe des international erfolgreichen Handbuchs entstand mit fachlicher Unterstützung von Prof. Dr. Nils Högsdal und Entrepreneur Daniel Bartel, die auch ein deutsches Vorwort sowie sieben Fallstudien aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum beisteuern.

Managing Corporate Design

Best Practices for In-House Graphic Design Departments
Author: Peter L. Phillips
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1621534715
Category: Design
Page: 224
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Corporations increasingly view graphic design as a core strategic business competency in a highly competitive climate, and they are challenging their in-house designers to supply far more than a service or support function. Their new role is to provide sound solutions to real-world business pressures. Managing Corporate Design addresses—head-on—these new challenges in a highly practical manner. Peter L. Phillips writes specifically to corporate in-house graphic design groups searching for positive, accessible methods to better establish their group as a core strategic business competency. This guide covers: Developing a framework Assessing the value you offer Recognizing the business role of design Communicating in a corporate language Gaining and forming business relationships Developing design briefs and approval presentations Managing and hiring staff Incorporating creativity Overcoming obstacles and moving forward! These fresh strategies and more provide actionable tools for helping corporate design teams meet the new business demands of today. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Advances in Ergonomics In Design, Usability & Special Populations: Part III


Author: Marcelo Soares,Francisco Rebelo
Publisher: AHFE Conference
ISBN: 1495121089
Category:
Page: 613
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Successful interaction with products, tools and technologies depends on usable designs and accommodating the needs of potential users without requiring costly training. In this context, this book is concerned with emerging ergonomics in design concepts, theories and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery, design and understanding of human interaction and usability issues with products and systems for their improvement. This book will be of special value to a large variety of professionals, researchers and students in the broad field of human modeling and performance who are interested in feedback of devices’ interfaces (visual and haptic), user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. We hope this book is informative, but even more - that it is thought provoking. We hope it inspires, leading the reader to contemplate other questions, applications, and potential solutions in creating good designs for all.

Design a better business

Neue Werkzeuge, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets für Strategie und Innovation
Author: Patrick Pijl,Justin Lokitz,Lisa Kay Solomon
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800652145
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 269
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Eine außergewöhnliche Reise in die Welt von Innovation und Strategie – ein außergewöhnliches Buch. Persönliche Geschichten und Erfahrungen von 30 Designern und Autoritäten ihres Gebiets - 8 Kapitel - 48 Case Studies - 20 Werkzeuge - 24 Downloads - 7 Kernfähigkeiten - 30 Designer - 36 Hacks - >150 Illustrationen Die Welt um uns ist voller Unsicherheit. Aber innerhalb dieser Unsicherheit existieren unglaublich viele Möglichkeiten, neue Geschäftsmodelle zu entwickeln. Diese Möglichkeiten kannst du entdecken. Du musst dafür nur lernen, wie du darauf schaust. Ob du eine Führungskraft bist, ein angehender Gründer, Innovator, Investor, Change Agent oder Student: Design a Better Business macht dich mit neuen Werkzeugen, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets bekannt, um Ambiguität zu meistern und Werte aus der Unsicherheit der Business-Welt heraus zu entwickeln. Es ist eine Design-Reise, wie du sie vielleicht noch nicht erlebt hast: Schritt für Schritt vom ersten Funken einer Idee bis hin zur Skalierung deines Geschäfts. Dieses Buch stellt dir 20 strategische Werkzeuge vor, macht dich mit sieben zentralen Fähigkeiten und viele Fallstudien (ING Bank, Audi, Autodesk, Toyota Financial Services) sowie den Ideen von 29 Visionären vertraut: Steve Blank spricht über Innovation, Alex Osterwalder über Business Modelling oder Nancy Duarte über Storytelling. Es hilft dir, das richtige Team im volatilen Umfeld zusammenzustellen und eine Balance zu finden zwischen deinem Blick auf die Welt und den neuen Gedanken der Umwelt.

Future Practice

Conversations from the Edge of Architecture
Author: Rory Hyde
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415533538
Category: Architecture
Page: 279
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"Here, finally, is a resource outlining fifteen new architectural practice types to help you adjust to a rapidly changing market place. Perhaps your practice would work best as a community enabler, a management thinker, or a social entrepreneur. Author Rory Hyde has found innovators from every part of the architecture field, from firm directors to students, so that their experiences will resonate with yours. These conversations allow you to hear the solutions they've found in their own words, unfiltered, straight from the source, so that you can decide how they suit you. Future Practice includes interviews with Wouter Vanstiphout, architectural historian, Marcus Westbury, director of Renew Newcastle, Bruce Mau, graphic designer, Bjarke Ingels, director of BIG, Dan Hill, senior consultant at the Urban Infomatics division of ARUP, Steve Ashton, partner of Ashton Raggatt MacDougall and many more"--

Socially Responsive Organizations & the Challenge of Poverty


Author: Milenko Gudi?,Al Rosenbloom,Carole Parkes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351287826
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 294
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This book provides a combination of case studies and current action research describing how businesses and civil society organizations are working to alleviate poverty in local and global communities. It intends to provide conceptual and research rationales for why management education and management institutions must address the issue of poverty. The book responds to one of the major findings from the research of the PRME Working Group on Poverty that the topic of poverty still lacks a strong business case for management educators and program/institutional administrators. The distinctive features of this book are that it: (1) includes examples of small and medium-sized (SME) businesses; (2) deals with the issue of poverty as a human rights violation; (3) explores the issue of absolute versus relative poverty; (4) deals with leadership challenges in organizations committed to poverty alleviation; and (5) discusses the issues in terms of management education’s responsibility for setting new management, research institutional and intellectual agendas. The first of two books to be produced by the PRME Working Group on Poverty, Socially Responsive Organizations and The Challenge of Poverty aims to provide both researchers and practitioners with the most wide-ranging coverage yet published on how business can be a positive force in alleviating poverty and how management education needs to adapt to this increasingly crucial prerogative.

Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst
Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864149061
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.

Design Leadership

Securing the Strategic Value of Design
Author: Raymond Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317152298
Category: Design
Page: 256
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The fundamental tenet of this Design Leadership book is that design is a commercial and social imperative and its management and leadership are integral parts of what can make business successful, government effective and society safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The text draws on Raymond Turner’s extensive experience and insights into the effective use of design as a business resource for competitive advantage and social benefit. Raymond brings his experience of working for iconic businesses, projects and consultancies to provide essential, value creating, insights on the interface between design and business. Design Leadership adopts a straightforward approach that will be of great value to those who influence how organisations work - the managers and chief executives of a country’s wealth creating engines. It is also of particular relevance to those with design management and leadership responsibilities as well as students who aim to work in these roles. The ideas at the heart of the book concern all who shape society and have the brief to improve our lives. Raymond Turner’s advice will help all of these readers make design work and so become more effective more quickly.

The Strategic Web Designer

How to Confidently Navigate the Web Design Process
Author: Christopher Butler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440315043
Category: Computers
Page: 176
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Expand your strategic capabilities and technological understanding! Your clients are looking for an expert--someone who understands rapidly changing technology and can provide strategic insight into their web projects from inception and development to launch and beyond. Are you that person? Today, designers are expected to provide a level of web expertise that extends far beyond just good design. The Strategic Web Designer provides you with a foundation that will allow you to keep your bearings in an industry filled with constant technological change. You'll learn to: Plan web projects Organize information in ways that make sense Understand analytics Optimize content for search engines and mobile technology And more! More than a book about building websites, The Strategic Web Designer is your guide to thinking about the web in a strategic and comprehensive manner. Be more than just a web designer--take charge of your web projects and make yourself invaluable to clients.

Strategic Design of B2B e-Marketplace Business Models

10 Strategic Design Considerations
Author: Birgit Hartmann
Publisher: diplom.de
ISBN: 3832432337
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 155
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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Due to the enormous analyst projections on worldwide B2B e-commerce, and additionally forced by the low barriers to entry, races to implement e-marketplaces have started since everyone was keen to get a share out of this large opportunity. However, as the recent e-marketplace shake-out demonstrated, many e-market makers have often concentrated on Internet Technology, forgetting that once it comes down to its base, e-business it not about bytes, but still about pure business. Often, the first-movers business models grounded on great ideas, but were not sustainable. e-Marketplaces base on complex business models that present key strategic issues which must be addressed prior to the creation and implementation of any technology infrastructure. With the help of the 10 Strategic Design Considerations Guideline for the creation of a B2B e-marketplace business model, the reader firms that are considering becoming e-market makers, and firms interested in participating in an e-marketplace as buyer, seller or service provider- should be able to formulate a complete e-market strategy for an e-marketplace initiative. The 10 key strategic steps to consider on the way to create the Business Model Design are as follows: 1. Market and Stakeholder Analysis: Which are the quantitative and qualitative attributes of the market: market segmentation, fragmentation of the sell-and buy-side, existing and competing industry channels, complexity of product/ process? Who are the buyers and sellers, service providers, transaction influencers and competing marketplaces? Who are the key stakeholders that are needed to gain critical mass for the marketplace? 2. e-Marketplace Models: What forms of eMarketplaces do exist? Which trend of model can be identified? Should the e-marketplace be proprietary or open? Which roles does an e-marketplace take? 3. Value Proposition: What does the marketplace offer the key players? How will this value proposition gain differentiation in the market? What value proposition will attract and retain those players? How will this value proposition evolve over time? 4. Key Parameters & Value-Added Services: Which technology capabilities and key functions are required to fulfill the offering and maintain the market? 5. Functional Architecture Model: How does the logical construct of the functional requirements look like? What is actually behind the platform? 6. Pricing Mechanism: How is price determined for items being [...]

Strategic Design for Student Achievement


Author: Michael S. Moody,Jason M. Stricker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780807749258
Category: Education
Page: 118
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This practical guide describes ways of working with learners diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by using Multiple Intelligences Theory. Written for all educators as well as parents, it examines curricular, instructional, school partnering, and leadership issues that may arise for these students in grades K8. Supported by real-life examples, it presents constructive strategies to help teachers work with ADHD students in ways that honor their strengths and allow for meaningful inclusion in the general education classroom. As viewed through the lens of an MI curriculum, ADHD is not a disadvantage; it is an integral component of the way a student processes information and makes sense of the world.

Show Me, Don't Tell Me

Visualizing Communication Strategy
Author: Dave Holston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440339058
Category: Design
Page: 224
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A guide to strategic communication for stronger brands! Powerful brands succeed because of the quality of the long-term relationships they establish with customers and stakeholders. At their foundation, these relationships are built upon consistent and meaningful strategic communications. These communications are developed around a framework that defines business goals, considers the audience's needs, surveys the competitive environment, identifies a unique value proposition and establishes a metric for success. Strategic communications are also integrated, bringing together marketing, public relations and internal communications. They are accountable through measurement, and they are accountable to their stakeholders, the various publics and their customers. In this book, author David Holston takes the daunting task of smart communication and makes it manageable in just four steps. Holston has worked in the areas of marketing, advertising, communication planning, design management and public affairs for leading organizations for the past 25 years. He is also a national speaker and the author of two additional books, The Strategic Designer: Tools and Techniques for Managing the Design Process and Design for Online Engagement: SEO, Content and Design Optimization for Editors and Designers. This indispensable guide provides you with a process for developing visual strategic communications that are sure to help your brands succeed.

Strategic Design

Eight Essential Practices Every Strategic Designer Must Master
Author: Giulia Calabretta,Gerda Gemser,Ingo Karpen
Publisher: BIS Publishers
ISBN: 9789063694456
Category:
Page: 240
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This book will help design professionals to become familiar with effective practices and tools for strategic innovation.

Designed Leadership


Author: Moura Quayle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544685
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Great leaders aspire to manage “by design”—with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines.Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and accountable visionaries. Design thinking loosens the mind and activates innovation. It creates the conditions for employees to thrive and for all kinds of businesses to succeed. In Designed Leadership, the strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer Moura Quayle shares her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles, and practices from years of experience into tools of change for professional leaders. Quayle describes the key concepts of designed leadership, such as “make values explicit” and “learn from natural systems,” showing how strategic design can spur individual creativity and harness collective energy. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and field-tested examples to teach the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practicing that result in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.

Business Model Generation

Ein Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer
Author: Alexander Osterwalder,Yves Pigneur
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593419084
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 285
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Wir leben im Zeitalter umwälzender neuer Geschäftsmodelle. Obwohl sie unsere Wirtschaftswelt über alle Branchengrenzen hinweg verändern, verstehen wir kaum, woher diese Kraft kommt. Business Model Generation präsentiert einfache, aber wirkungsvolle Tools, mit denen Sie innovative Geschäftsmodelle entwickeln, erneuern und in die Tat umsetzen können. Es ist so einfach, ein Spielveränderer zu sein! Business Model Generation: Das inspirierende Handbuch für Visionäre, Spielveränderer und Herausforderer, die Geschäftsmodelle verbessern oder völlig neu gestalten wollen. Perspektivwechsel: Business Model Generation erlaubt den Einblick in die geheimnisumwitterten Innovationstechniken weltweiter Spitzenunternehmen. Erfahren Sie, wie Sie Geschäftsmodelle von Grund auf neu entwickeln und in die Tat umsetzen - oder alte Geschäftsmodelle aufpolieren. So verdrehen Sie der Konkurrenz den Kopf! von 470 Strategie-Experten entwickelt: Business Model Generation hält, was es verspricht: 470 Autoren aus 45 Ländern verfassten, finanzierten und produzierten das Buch gemeinsam. Die enge Verknüpfung von Inhalt und visueller Gestaltung erleichtert das Eintauchen in den Kosmos der Geschäftsmodellinnovation. So gelingt der Sprung in neue Geschäftswelten! für Tatendurstige: Business Model Generation ist unverzichtbar für alle, die Schluss machen wollen mit ›business as usual‹. Es ist wie geschaffen für Führungskräfte, Berater und Unternehmer, die neue und ungewöhnliche Wege der Wertschöpfung gehen möchten. Worauf warten Sie noch?

Creating the perfect design brief

how to manage design for strategic advantage
Author: Peter L. Phillips
Publisher: Allworth Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 191
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In one of the only books of its kind, a veteran design consultant offers the tools for success gained from nearly 30 years of developing corporate and brand identity programs. Readers will discover the most effective formats for design briefs, how to structure the best possible team, what distinguishes a great design brief from an adequate one, how to use the brief in project tracking, as a measuring tool, and as a means of getting approval for a design solution; and much, much more. Covers all the essential elements comprising an effective design brief Copublished with the prestigious Design Management Institute