24 Contributing authors. Co-published by DMI, Skyhorse publishing & Allworth Press, 2009, 256 pages
Design Thinking is a best selling book – in 2015 it’s in the top 100 business books on Amazon. It confirms that design, as a process and as an output, has greater opportunity to add value to the bottom line than any other business function. The book explores fundamentals and methods of design thinking supported with unique point-of-views, techniques, and hands-on case studies from a team of international thought leaders.
“In this compilation of essays from many of design’s biggest thinkers, Lockwood pushes forward our understanding of the intersection of design and business. I found it a treat for both sides of my brain.”
Roger Martin, author, The Opposable Mind; Dean, The Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
“A much-needed book, which paves the way towards a better understanding of design thinking and it’s power. A fundamental reading for all those who like to grasp the multifaceted nature of design.”
Roberto Verganti, author, Design Driven Innovation; Professor of Innovation, Politecnico di Milano
28 Contributing authors. Co-published by DMI & Allworth Press, 2009, 256 pages.
This is the ultimate guide for executives and managers looking to increase creativity and innovation in their companies. This anthology of provocative essays explores personal, team, and organizational creativity. It includes cases on:
- developing a more innovative organization
- taking risks that will succeed and improve your business
- improving employees’ creative abilities to further innovation
- integrating design into corporate culture
- crafting management processes to fuel creativity, innovation, and customer delight
“An insightful book that addresses a critical need of every business today: Leveraging creativity. This is an outstanding collection of thinking about not only the importance of right-brain thinking, but how to develop, nurture, and manage models of sustained innovation.”
Daniel H. Pink, author, A Whole New Mind
“Lockwood and Walton share insights and advice on creativity in organizations; each of the nineteen individual pieces describes an essential ingredient in the mix, and together they create the recipe for a culture of innovation.”
Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO, and author of The Ten Faces of Innovation and The Art of Innovation
29 Contributing authors. Co-published by DMI & Allworth Press, 2008, 226 pages
Building Design Strategy offers unique insights into using design as a strategic resource. Authors Thomas Lockwood and Thomas Walton have gathered wisdom from more than 25 international experts, including CEOs and presidents of major design firms, brand managers, and professors of design to present very relevant cases. Some of the case studies include Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar, Microsoft and Target among others.
“Building Design Strategy offers a compendium of fresh thinking about the power of design in business, where the lines blur. It’s about how and why, a fresh perspective, and reminds us strategy is not about the corporate organization chart. It’s open to smart thinking from everyone, designers included.”
Lee Green, Vice President, IBM Brand and Values Experience
The Handbook of Design Management
Edited by Rachel Cooper, Sabine Junginger and Thomas Lockwood
Consultant Editors: Richard Buchanan, Richard Boland and Kyung-Won Chung. 41 Contributing authors. Published by Berg Publishing, 2011, 544 pages
Created by leading international scholars, the Handbook presents a systematic overview of the subject – its methodologies, current debates, history and future. The principles, methods and practices discussed extend from the operational to the strategic, from the product to the organization. It also documents the shifts that have been taking place both in management and in design which have highlighted the value of design thinking and design strategy to organizations.