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Wong, Anson
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carpentry
John Ruskin
Frank Lloyd Wright
Robert Verganti
Engineering
Google
Victor Papanek
Hartmut Esslinger
Kickstarter
wood working
Apple
Role and practice
Anson Wong
Manufacturing
William Morris
wooden chilld's toy
designer
design driven innovation
CUBOS
product design
Business
innovation
industrial design thesis
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The recent success of design-driven companies has generated much inquiry into the question of what is design thinking because many companies have begun to realize how design thinking affects their competitiveness. However, these companies do not understand the so-called design-driven process, and therefore it is harder for them to implement a successful outcome. My desire to be an active member of the design community and discourse started a three-year-long investigation into understanding the designer’s role and practice in driving innovation. My investigation into past design practitioners has shown that a succession of design thinking was the result of an evolution of thoughts and writings from various influential thinkers, beginning with the Industrial Revolution. The literature reviews I studied revealed a set of frameworks that created an environment with the right conditions to foster good ideas. I further determined how these good ideas had the best chance to succeed and how the working relationship between the interpreters was developed. I then reviewed concepts and studies from sociology in order to understand the factors and traits that influenced those interpreters. I formulated and presented a practice with a design project as the thesis case study. I have tested the design and presented the results.
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2015/11/09
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