Design Thinking Research

Studying Co-Creation in Practice

  • Hasso Plattner
  • Christoph Meinel
  • Larry Leifer

Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christoph Meinel, Larry Leifer
    Pages 1-11
  3. Road Maps for Design Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Lutz Gericke, Raja Gumienny, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 15-29
    3. Jonathan Edelman, Avantika Agarwal, Cole Paterson, Sophia Mark, Larry Leifer
      Pages 31-51
    4. Julia von Thienen, Christine Noweski, Ingo Rauth, Christoph Meinel, Sabine Lang
      Pages 53-73
    5. Hannah Hyunjee Kim, Siddharth Mishra, Pamela Hinds, Lei Liu
      Pages 75-85
  4. Creative Tools and the Importance of Prototypes in Design Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Gregor Gabrysiak, Holger Giese, Andreas Seibel
      Pages 107-126
    3. Steven P. Dow, Alana Glassco, Jonathan Kass, Melissa Schwarz, Daniel L. Schwartz, Scott R. Klemmer
      Pages 127-153
  5. Distributed Design Collaboration and Teamwork in Design Thinking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Thomas Kowark, Matthias Uflacker, Alexander Zeier
      Pages 157-171
    3. Greg L. Kress, Mark Schar
      Pages 189-209
    4. Micah Lande, Neeraj Sonalkar, Malte Jung, Christopher Han, Shilajeet Banerjee
      Pages 211-226
  6. Design Thinking in Information Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Tilmann Lindberg, Eva Köppen, Ingo Rauth, Christoph Meinel
      Pages 229-240
    3. Alexander Luebbe, Mathias Weske
      Pages 241-257
    4. Bastian Steinert, Robert Hirschfeld
      Pages 259-277

About this book


This book summarizes the results of the second year in the Design Thinking Research Program, a joint venture of Stanford University in Palo Alto and Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam. The authors have taken a closer look at the issue of co-creation from different points-of-view. The concept of co-creation can also be applied to the phase in which new ideas and related thought start to influence companies, the economy, our culture, and society. The perpetual pursuit for inventions, new creations and innovations is inherent in human nature. The concept behind co-creation may sound simple, however, it is both an essential element of Design Thinking and highly complex. It is about creating positive synergies for all parties involved.


Co-Creation Design Thinking Information Technology Innovation Virtual Collaboration

Editors and affiliations

  • Hasso Plattner
    • 1
  • Christoph Meinel
    • 2
  • Larry Leifer
    • 3
  1. 1.Hasso-Plattner-Institute for Software SyPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Softwaresystemtechnik GmbHHasso-Plattner-Institut fürPotsdamGermany
  3. 3., Stanford Center for Design ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21642-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21643-5
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