Universal Methods of Design

100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

Author: Bella Martin,Bruce Hanington,Bruce M. Hanington

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592537561

Category: Design

Page: 207

View: 3540

This comprehensive reference provides a thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design, delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Whether research is already an integral part of a practice or curriculum, or whether it has been unfortunately avoided due to perceived limitations of time, knowledge, or resources, Universal Methods of Design serves as an invaluable compendium of methods that can be easily referenced and utilized by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. This essential guide: Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams. llustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies. Characterizes each method at a glance. Indicates when methods are best employed to help prioritize appropriate design research strategies. Universal Methods of Design distills each method down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects.

Universal Methods of Design

100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

Author: Bruce Hanington,Bella Martin

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610581997

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 3449

"Universal Methods of Design is an immensely useful survey of research and design methods used by today's top practitioners, and will serve as a crucial reference for any designer grappling with really big problems. This book has a place on every designer's bookshelf, including yours!" —David Sherwin, Principal Designer at frog and author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills "Universal Methods of Design is a landmark method book for the field of design. This tidy text compiles and summarizes 100 of the most widely applicable and effective methods of design—research, analysis, and ideation—the methods that every graduate of a design program should know, and every professional designer should employ. Methods are concisely presented, accompanied by information about the origin of the technique, key research supporting the method, and visual examples. Want to know about Card Sorting, or the Elito Method? What about Think-Aloud Protocols? This book has them all and more in readily digestible form. The authors have taken away our excuse for not using the right method for the job, and in so doing have elevated its readers and the field of design. UMOD is an essential resource for designers of all levels and specializations, and should be one of the go-to reference tools found in every designer’s toolbox." —William Lidwell, author of Universal Principles of Design, Lecturer of Industrial Design, University of Houston This comprehensive reference provides a thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design, delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Whether research is already an integral part of a practice or curriculum, or whether it has been unfortunately avoided due to perceived limitations of time, knowledge, or resources, Universal Methods of Design serves as an invaluable compendium of methods that can be easily referenced and utilized by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. This essential guide: - Dismantles the myth that user research methods are complicated, expensive, and time-consuming - Creates a shared meaning for cross-disciplinary design teams - Illustrates methods with compelling visualizations and case studies - Characterizes each method at a glance - Indicates when methods are best employed to help prioritize appropriate design research strategies Universal Methods of Design distills each method down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects.

The Pocket Universal Methods of Design

100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas and Design Effective Solutions

Author: Bruce Hanington

Publisher: Rockport

ISBN: 1631593749

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 6842

This handy, pocket-version of the Universal Methods of Design provides the same thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design. And now it’s delivered in a concise, accessible format that fits in any bag or purse! Each method of research is distilled down to its most powerful essence, in a format that will help design teams select and implement the most credible research methods best suited to their design culture within the constraints of their projects.

101 Design Methods

A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

Author: Vijay Kumar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118330242

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 8544

The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it.

Disrupt

Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business

Author: Luke Williams

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0137025149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 7467

This requires a revolution in thinking: a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions. In Disrupt, Luke Williams shows exactly how to generate those strategies and deliver those solutions. This book reflects Williams' immense experience creating breakthrough solutions at frog design, one of the world's leading innovation firms. Williams shows how to combine fluid creativity with analytical rigor in a simple five-stage process for successfully disrupting any market. You'll learn why the most unexpected ideas draw the least competitors---and offer the greatest potential. Then, using many examples and a case study, you'll walk through every step of transforming disruptive ideas from conception to breakthrough business stategy.

The Pocket Universal Principles of Design

150 Essential Tools for Architects, Artists, Designers, Developers, Engineers, Inventors, and Makers

Author: William Lidwell

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1631590405

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 2032

This pocket edition of the bestselling design reference book contains 150 essential principles.

Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated

125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design

Author: William Lidwell,Kritina Holden,Jill Butler

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592535879

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 9985

A cross-disciplinary reference of design. Pairs common design concepts with examples that illustrate them in practice.

Creative Workshop

80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills

Author: David Sherwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440319405

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 8524

Have you ever struggled to complete a design project on time? Or felt that having a tight deadline stifled your capacity for maximum creativity? If so, then this book is for you. Within these pages, you'll find 80 creative challenges that will help you achieve a breadth of stronger design solutions, in various media, within any set time period. Exercises range from creating a typeface in an hour to designing a paper robot in an afternoon to designing web pages and other interactive experiences. Each exercise includes compelling visual solutions from other designers and background stories to help you increase your capacity to innovate. Creative Workshop also includes useful brainstorming techniques and wisdom from some of today's top designers. By road-testing these techniques as you attempt each challenge, you'll find new and more effective ways to solve tough design problems and bring your solutions to vibrant life.

Interviewing Users

How to Uncover Compelling Insights

Author: Steve Portigal

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 7983

Interviewing is a foundational user research tool that people assume they already possess. Everyone can ask questions, right? Unfortunately, that's not the case. Interviewing Users provides invaluable interviewing techniques and tools that enable you to conduct informative interviews with anyone. You'll move from simply gathering data to uncovering powerful insights about people.

A Designer's Research Manual

Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and What They Really Need

Author: Jennifer Visocky O'Grady,Ken O'Grady

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 161673938X

Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 4358

Doing research can make all the difference between a great design and a good design. By engaging in competitive intelligence, customer profiling, color and trend forecasting, etc., designers are able to bring something to the table that reflects a commercial value for the client beyond a well-crafted logo or brochure. Although scientific and analytical in nature, research is the basis of all good design work. This book provides a comprehensive manual for designers on what design research is, why it is necessary, how to do research, and how to apply it to design work.

Deconstructing Product Design

Exploring the Form, Function, Usability, Sustainability, and Commercial Success of 100 Amazing Products

Author: William Lidwell,Gerry Manacsa

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592537391

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2798

Offers critical analyses of one hundred innovative products to examine their design and assess patterns of success or failure.

Rapid Contextual Design

A How-to Guide to Key Techniques for User-centered Design

Author: Karen Holtzblatt,Jessamyn Burns Wendell,Shelley Wood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123540518

Category: Computers

Page: 313

View: 5362

Is it impossible to schedule enough time to include users in your design process? Is it difficult to incorporate elaborate user-centered design techniques into your own standard design practices? Do the resources needed seem overwhelming? This handbook introduces Rapid CD, a fast-paced, adaptive form of Contextual Design. Rapid CD is a hands-on guide for anyone who needs practical guidance on how to use the Contextual Design process and adapt it to tactical projects with tight timelines and resources. Rapid Contextual Design provides detailed suggestions on structuring the project and customer interviews, conducting interviews, and running interpretation sessions. The handbook walks you step-by-step through organizing the data so you can see your key issues, along with visioning new solutions, storyboarding to work out the details, and paper prototype interviewing to iterate the design all with as little as a two-person team with only a few weeks to spare! *Includes real project examples with actual customer data that illustrate how a CD project actually works. *Covers the entire scope of a project, from deciding on the number and type of interviews, to interview set up and analyzing collected data. Sample project schedules are also included for a variety of different types of projects. *Provides examples of how-to write affinity notes and affinity labels, build an affinity diagram, and step-by-step instructions for consolidating sequence models. *Shows how to use consolidated data to define a design within tight time frames with examples of visions, storyboards, and paper prototypes. *Introduces CDToolsâ„¢, the first application designed to support customer-centered design.

Convivial Toolbox

Generative Research for the Front End of Design

Author: Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders,Pieter Jan Stappers

Publisher: Bis Pub

ISBN: 9789063692841

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 5884

The generative design research approach brings people served by design directly into the design process. First book on groundbreaking topic.

Observing the User Experience

A Practitioner's Guide to User Research

Author: Mike Kuniavsky,Elizabeth Goodman,Andrea Moed

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123848695

Category: Computers

Page: 585

View: 6776

Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research aims to bridge the gap between what digital companies think they know about their users and the actual user experience. Individuals engaged in digital product and service development often fail to conduct user research. The book presents concepts and techniques to provide an understanding of how people experience products and services. The techniques are drawn from the worlds of human-computer interaction, marketing, and social sciences. The book is organized into three parts. Part I discusses the benefits of end-user research and the ways it fits into the development of useful, desirable, and successful products. Part II presents techniques for understanding people's needs, desires, and abilities. Part III explains the communication and application of research results. It suggests ways to sell companies and explains how user-centered design can make companies more efficient and profitable. This book is meant for people involved with their products' user experience, including program managers, designers, marketing managers, information architects, programmers, consultants, and investors. Explains how to create usable products that are still original, creative, and unique A valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers - anyone in a position where their work comes in direct contact with the end user Provides a real-world perspective on research and provides advice about how user research can be done cheaply, quickly and how results can be presented persuasively Gives readers the tools and confidence to perform user research on their own designs and tune their software user experience to the unique needs of their product and its users

Digital Design Essentials

100 Ways to Design Better Desktop, Web, and Mobile Interfaces

Author: Rajesh Lal

Publisher: Design Essentials

ISBN: 1592538037

Category: Computers

Page: 208

View: 4236

A comprehensive guide to UI design, providing key features and functional requirements, best practices and design guidelines, and components of the user experience of the application, illustrated with "live" case study examples.

Design Research

Methods and Perspectives

Author: Brenda Laurel

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262122634

Category: Art

Page: 334

View: 8929

Often neglected in the various curricula of design schools, the new models of design research described in this book help designers to investigate people, form, and process in ways that can make their work more potent and more delightful. The chapter authors come from diverse institutions and enterprises, including Stanford University, MIT, Intel, Maxis, Studio Anybody, Sweden's HUMlab, and Big Blue Dot. Each has something to say about how designers make themselves better at what they do through research, and illustrates it with real world examples: case studies, anecdotes, and images. Topics of this multi-voice conversation include qualitative and quantitative methods, performance ethnography and design improvisation, trend research, cultural diversity, formal and structural research practice, tactical discussions of design research process, and case studies drawn from areas as unique as computer games, museum information systems, and movies.

A Designer's Research Manual, 2nd Edition, Updated and Expanded

Succeed in Design by Knowing Your Clients and Understanding what They Really Need

Author: Jenn Visocky O'Grady,Ken Visocky O'Grady

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631592629

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 5547

"Understanding the wishes of a client and the needs and preferences of the audience drives innovation. The ability to gather research, analyze findings, and apply them to project goals is as important to successful design teams as their conceptual and aesthetic skills. This essential handbook will help readers understand what design research is and why it is necessary, outline proven techniques and methods, and explain how to incorporate them into any creative process."--Page [4] of cover.

Basics Graphic Design 02: Design Research

Investigation for Successful Creative Solutions

Author: Neil Leonard,Gavin Ambrose

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940411743

Category: Design

Page: 200

View: 5047

Design Research is a stimulating introduction to essential research concepts and terminology with practical briefs and 200+ images of successful design projects.

Research for Designers

A Guide to Methods and Practice

Author: Gjoko Muratovski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473947731

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 7322

Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. 'Today, designers design services, processes and organizations; craft skills no longer suffice. We need to discover, define and solve problems based upon evidence. We need to demonstrate the validity of our claims. We need a guide to design research that can educate students and be a reference for professionals. And here it is: a masterful book for 21st century designers.' - Don Norman, Professor and Director of Design Lab, University of California San Diego, and former Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Apple 'Muratovski provides a structured approach to introducing students and researchers to design research and takes the reader through the research process from defining the research problem to the literature review on to data collection and analysis. With such practical and useful chapters, this book should prove to be essential reading in design schools across the world.' - Tracy Bhamra, Professor of Sustainable Design and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise, Loughborough University Design is everywhere: it influences how we live, what we wear, how we communicate, what we buy, and how we behave. In order for designers to design for the real world, defining strategies rather than just implementing them, they need to learn how to understand and solve complex, intricate and often unexpected problems. This book is a guide to this new creative process. With this book in hand, students of design will: understand and apply the vocabulary and strategies of research methods learn how to adapt themselves to unfamiliar situations develop techniques for collaborating with non-designers find and use facts from diverse sources in order to prove or disprove their ideas make informed decisions in a systematic and insightful way use research tools to find new and unexpected design solutions. Research for Designers is an essential toolkit for a design education and a must-have for every design student who is getting ready to tackle their own research.

How to Become Innovative

Author: Tony Davila,Marc Epstein,Robert Shelton,Jonathan M. Cagan,Craig M. Vogel

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133742628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 817

View: 8175

Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.