101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving by Vijay Kumar

By Vijay Kumar

The 1st step by step guidebook for winning innovation making plans

Unlike different books at the topic, a hundred and one layout tools techniques the perform of constructing new items, companies, and patron studies as a technological know-how, instead of an paintings, supplying a realistic set of collaborative instruments and strategies for making plans and defining profitable new choices. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who adopt the problem of innovation, regardless of a scarcity of tested approaches and a excessive chance of failure, will locate this a useful source. newcomers can examine from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can enhance the standard in their paintings via bearing on it.

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For example, you might use a “plant” metaphor as a way to ask questions during the interview and structure the conversation: (1) Seeds—What are the early, emerging trends and innovations? (2) Soil—How are the fundamentals af- fecting growth? (3) Atmosphere—How are the surrounding conditions affecting growth? (4) Plant—How do innovations grow to become robust? (5) Water—How are the catalysts affecting growth? STEP 4: Conduct the interview. Carefully thought-through interviews make the most of limited time available with the expert.

JJ Based on your research about latest developments, discuss and identify topics that are overlapping most with your project topic. For example, if “diabetes” is the project topic, your research might suggest that “food” and “wellness” are topics that most overlap with it. STEP 2: Identify trends and innovations in these topics. If you have already written trend statements in any of the other methods, use them to help build the Convergence Map here. Otherwise, look for trends in your topic that relate to technology, business, people, culture, and the market.

It is ok to lead with a hunch but then qualify it with supporting evidence so that the emerging goals are reasonable and logical. The intent statement becomes even stronger if it can reference historical precedents. 1 Buzz Reports Collecting and sharing information about the latest “buzz” from a wide array of sources EXAMPLE PROJECT: Learning Apps—Peapod Labs (2010) A team of three graduates from the IIT Institute of Design, who were former engineers, founded Peapod Labs to create playful, educational apps for children.

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