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Looking Further: Design Thinking Beyond Solution-Fixation

  • Larry Leifer
  • Christoph Meinel
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Part of the Understanding Innovation book series (UNDINNO)

Abstract

In the pursuit of breakthrough innovation, it is necessary to recognize that most, if not all, respective disciplines exhibit tendencies for “solution-fixation.” When problems appear, the historical value of designers and managers has been associated with an ability to swiftly recognize, properly mobilize, and solve them. The Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP) redirects analytical and generative attention elsewhere: to the development and nurturing of a problem-oriented mindset.

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Acknowledgements

We thank all authors for sharing their research results in this publication. Our special thanks go to Dr. Sharon Nemeth for her constant support in reviewing the contributions. Thanks also to Chris Ford and Dagmar Willems for additional editorial support.

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stanford Center for Design ResearchStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering, University of PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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