Five Must-Read Books on Design Thinking Methods

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There are a lot of books on design thinking. A search on Amazon.com for the term will yield thousands of results. So how do you know which books are worthwhile?

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PSFK presents Future of Retail Report 2012

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<p>his third annual survey of retail trends from <a class=PSFK‘s business innovation team captures and contextualizes the early stages of a seismic shift that is changing the face of the retail landscape.

Big-box retailers like Best Buy and Walmart are beginning to feel the heat as sales decline in the face of stiffer competition from e-commerce giants like Amazon. ‘Showrooming’ is the new reality. Shoppers are more educated than ever before and the ability to check prices on the fly has resulted in increased commoditization and a rethinking of how brands and retailers go about providing a differentiated offering. The pressures that companies like Amazon and Alice.com are exerting on the marketplace have forced traditional retailers to contemplate a multi-channel approach to online, mobile and bricks-and-mortar sales.

PSFK’s Future of Retail Report shows that a hallmark of this changing retail environment is the savvier shopper, who takes advantage of technology, is prepared to offer their personal data for a better experience, and has come to expect contextually relevant recommendations. They are actively engaged, want a say in what products get made, will evangelize offerings to get a better price for themselves and their friends, and want to be rewarded for sharing their knowledge and expertise.

In our latest version of the Future of Retail report, PSFK explores the new retail reality, taking a deeper look in the trends that are driving the change in shopper behaviors and expectations as defined by Retail on Demand and the New Brand Champion.

To order a full version of the Future of Retail report 2012 please visit: http://www.psfk.com/future-of-retail

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Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers (Columbia Business School Publishing): Jeanne Liedtka, Tim Ogilvie: 9780231158381: Amazon.com: Books

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Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers (Columbia Business School Publishing): Jeanne Liedtka, Tim Ogilvie: 9780231158381: Amazon.com: Books (Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers (Columbia Business School…

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Do Not Blame E-Commerce For A Retailer’s Troubles – Seeking Alpha

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<p>Found at <a href=Do Not Blame E-Commerce For A Retailer’s Troubles – Seeking Alpha.

For years we have all been told that online retailers, led by Amazon (AMZN), would be the death knell of physical retailers. We’ve been told that physical retailers simply cannot compete with the Internet.

The truth is that retail, no matter what medium it takes, is all about one thing: customer service

Read all at o Not Blame E-Commerce For A Retailer’s Troubles – Seeking Alpha.

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Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement Eve Blossom, Yves Béhar

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Amazon.com: Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement (9781935202455): Eve Blossom, Yves Béhar: Books (RT @DesignObserver: New Book Received: Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement…
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Why You Should Use Co-Creation To Build A Better Product In 2011 | Forrester Blogs

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Not that recent. But it is my firm belief that many of us still deny the benefits. Let’s day that co-creation will be used to design better services in 2012.

Found at Why You Should Use Co-Creation To Build A Better Product In 2011 | Forrester Blogs.

 

I’ve written a lot about co-creation over the past 9 months, demonstrating how it helps consumer product strategy (CPS) professionals develop better products. A majorityof companies are not yet using social technologies to involve consumers in the product development process, but that will soon change.  We expect an increasing number of companies to move from the education phase into the experimental phase in 2011 and 2012 — or risk being left behind while their competitors move forward. Why do we expect co-creation to take off over the next two years?  The research provides a compelling case:

Why You Should Use Co-Creation To Build A Better Product In 2011 | Forrester Blog

 

 

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Recommended: Amazon.com, Costco, and USAA Are The Most Recommended Companie

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<p>Recommended: #<a class=CRM #C Amazon.com, Costco, and USAA Are The Most Recommended Companies http://ow.ly/1cXFgc

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