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Design Innovation: Managing Creativity from Ideas to Reality (Vol.2 No.3)

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Design Innovation: Managing Creativity from Ideas to Reality


Innovation is hard work! While it is often attributed to individuals and inspired discoveries, the reality is quiet different. Certainly, the people are critical assets. But today, given the complexities of the marketplace and the interdisciplinary requirements of products and services, most innovations emerge from teams rather than from exalted soloists. Such groups need an environment that nurtures talents; they need the understanding and the tools to communicate across professional boundaries; and they need leadership and a strategy to integrate the skills and ideas that generate success. These are the themes discussed in this volume, which explores the demanding quest for innovation.




The Hard Work of Innovation
Thomas Walton

Creativity and Control: Innovation in the Organizational Context 
James L. Adams

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Personal Insights on Innovation in the Software Industry
Thomas Kosnik

Design Innovation: A Case for the Creative Nexus Between People and Technology
Thomas Walton

Managing the Form, Function, and Fit of Design
Angela Dumas

An American Challenge: Successfully Designing and Managing Technology Innovation
Arlen R. Lessin

Design Innovation and the Team
Dr. R. Meredith Belbin

Breaking the Chains of Embedded Knowledge: Architectural Innovation as a Source of Competitive Advantage
Rebecca M. Henderson

Innovations Are All the Things You Never Heard of When You Were a Kid, But Cannot Live Without
RitaSue Siegel


Marketing’s Contribution to Innovation: The Concept of Market-In Design
Thomas P. Hustad

Inanimate Integrators: A Block of Wood Speaks
Dorothy Leonard-Barton

Design Innovation: Renewing the Troubled Building Industry
Thomas Vonier


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