Design Thinking for Innovation: Research and Practice

Shamiyeh’s book chapter takes stock of design thinking by pinpointing a central feature that has been explicated, but not consistently developed further within current debates. He argues to restate design thinking in ways that make it more future-oriented and less of a process that embraces today’s immediate challenges.

The book, edited by Walter Brenner and Falk Uebernickel, both Professors at the University of St. Gallen, presents the full scope of Design Thinking in theory and practice, bringing together prominent opinion leaders and experienced practitioners who share their insights, approaches and lessons learned. As Design Thinking is gaining popularity in the context of innovation and information management, the book elaborates the specific interpretations and meanings of the concept in different fields including engineering, management, and information technology. As such, it offers students and professionals a sourcebook revealing the power of Design Thinking, while providing academics a roadmap for further research.