The New Profile of Design Management Consulting
In today’s lean economic environment, consultants are a way of life. But what do clients need and what are they willing to pay for? Contributors share strategies that help design consultants distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace. They offer advice and articulate ground rules for establishing effective partnerships. In a discussion of processes and case studies, they highlight emerging and innovative arenas in design consulting. Tapping the wisdom of leaders in the field, this quarter’s Journal combines an overview of fundamentals with provocative analysis and new ideas.
Bringing value to the client-consultant partnership
What clients want in consultants
Dynamic duos: Maximizing the potential of partnerships
Pamela T. DeCesare
Where is design consulting headed?
Michael Eckersley, Tony Spaeth, Ton Boorsboom, Neil Johnston
Building and tending bridges: Rethinking how consultants support change
Tom Mulhern and Dave Lathrop
Design as brokering of languages: Innovation strategies in Italian firms
Thinking more like a client
Managing design consulting firms to survive in tough times
Looking inward: How internal branding and communications affect cultural change
Bill Faust and Beverly Bethge
Good medicine for good design: Evidence-based planning
Transforming design consultancies through learning
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