Design Thinking

A bibliography that includes sources on materials, research, processed, concepts and other interesting bits.

Beckman, S.L. and Barry, M. 2007. Innovation As a Learning Process: Embedding Design Thinking. California Management Review. 50 (1): 25-56

Brown, S.L., and Vaughan, C.C. 2009. Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. Avery Pub Group

Brown, T. 2009. Change By Design; How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. New York: Harper Collins

Buchanan, R. 1992. Wicked problems in design thinking. Design Issues. 8(2): 5-21

Buchanan, R. 2001. Design Research and the New Learning. Design Issues. 17(4): 3-17.

Burnette, C. H. 2002. Situating Innovation in Design Theory, Education and Practice. Cumulus Working Paper

Burnette, C.H. 2009: A Theory of Design Thinking. Academia. [Online] Available: http:// /charlesburnette/

Businessweek 2009. Design Thinking: Special Report. Bloomberg Businessweek. [Online] Available: ttp://

Clark, K. and Smith, R. 2008. Unleashing the Power of Design Thinking. Design Management Review. 19 (3): 8-15

Cross, N., Dorst, K. and Roozenburg, N. 1992:  Research in Design Thinking. Proceedings of a workshop held at Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the

Netherlands, May 29-31 1991, Delft University Press

Cross, N. 2006. Designerly Ways of Knowing. London: Springer

Cross, N. 2011. Design Thinking; Understanding How Designers Think and Work.  Oxford: Berg

De Bono, E. 1985. Six Thinking Hats, Revised and Updated. London: Penguin

Drews, C. 2009. Unleashing the Full Potential of Design Thinking as a Business Method. Design Management Review 20 (3): 38-44

Farson, R. 2008. The Power of Design: A Force for Transforming Everything . Ostberg Greenway Communications LLC, Norcross GA

IDEO 2009. A Design-Thinking Approach to Public School.  IDEO. [Online] Available:

Jones, J. C. 1992. Design Methods.  New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Kolko, J. 2012. Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving. A Handbook and Call to Action. Austin, TX: AC4D

Krippendorff, K. 2006. The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation For Design. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press

Lawson B., 2004. What Designers Know. Oxford: Architectural Press

Lawson, B. 2006. How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. Architectural press

Martin, R. L. 2006. At the Crossroads of Design and Business. Business Week. [Online] Available:

Martin, R.L. 2009. The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking Is the Next Competitive Advantage. Harvard Business School Press

Mayer, R.E. Thinking, Problem Solving, Cognition: WH Freeman/Times Books/Henry Holt & Co, 1992.

Norman, D. 1988. The Psychology of Everyday Things.  New York: Basic Books

Norman, D. 2004:  Emotional Design; Why We Love or Hate Everyday Things. New York: Basic Books

Norman, D. 2010. Design without Designers. Core 77 Design Magazine [Online] Available:

Nussbaum, B. 2011. Design Thinking Is A Failed Experiment. So What’s Next? Design. [Online] Available:

Papanek, V., and Fuller, R.B. 1972. Design for the Real World. London: Thames and Hudson

Polak, P. 2008. Twelve Steps to Practical Problem Solving. Heifer International [Online] Available:

Rajagopal, A. 2011. Social Design, Easier Said Than Done. Metropolis. [Online] Available:

Roth, I. 2007. Imaginative Minds. The British Academy: Oxford University Press

Schon, D. A. 1983. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action.  New York: Basic  Books

Ware, C. 2008: Visual Thinking for Design. Burlington: Morgan Kaufmann





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