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Design Thinking: Research and Observations (September 2019): Different Team Players

by Gundars Kaupins

Different Team Players

Three books in particular discuss the importance of using different team players when doing design thinking. Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean, by Roberto Verganti, looks at individuals who are listeners, interpreters, and addressers. Tom Kelly’s The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO’s Strategies for Beating the Devil’s Advocate & Driving Creativity throughout Your Organization looks at personalities such as anthropologists, experimenters, cross-pollinators, hurdlers, collaborators, directors, builders, experience architects, caregivers, and storytellers. Alyssa Gallagher’s Design Thinking for School Leaders: Five Roles and Mindsets That Ignite Positive Change looks at opportunity seekers, experience architects, rule breakers, producers, and storytellers.

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