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In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Design Thinking for Tech helps you inject techniques and exercises into your projects using the same systematic and creative process that designers have used for years.

Anderson walks you through a simple four-phase Design Thinking model, showing how to loop back, keep learning, and continuously refine your work. Youll start by understanding the essential what, how, when, why, and who of Design Thinking. Next, youll use core Design Thinking techniques to understand the big picture, focus on your most critical problems, think more creatively about them, take the next best steps toward problem resolution and value creation, and along the way rapidly iterate for progress.

Every lesson builds on what youve already learned, with exercises crafted to deliver directly relevant experience. Regardless of your role in the world of technology, youll learn how to supercharge success for any tech-related project, business initiative, or digital transformation.

Learn how to...

  • Apply a simple four-phased Design Thinking model in team and individual settings

  • Inject game-changing methods into the project lifecycle

  • Gain crucial big picture insights into how a situation has evolved over time

  • Build and maintain healthier, more resilient teams

  • Reskill teams to deliver greater business, functional, and technical impact

  • Set and manage realistic expectations through a 360° view of your stakeholders

  • Connect, communicate, and empathize with the right people at the right time

  • Liberate the ideas trapped in your head so you can explore them deeply with others

  • Think divergently, expand creativity, and work through uncertainty

  • Navigate problems to quickly arrive at potential solutions

  • Deliver incremental yet real value to people who desperately need it

  • Start small to deliver greater value at velocity

  • Improve how you approach and manage change

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common tasks.

Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.

Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.

Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. Figure Credits
  9. Foreword
  10. Preface
  11. Prologue
  12. About the Author
  13. Dedication
  14. Acknowledgments
  15. We Want to Hear from You!
  16. Why Design Thinking for Technology Professionals?
  17. Part I: Design Thinking Basics
  18. Part II: Understanding Broadly
  19. Part III: Thinking Differently
  20. Part IV: Delivering Value
  21. Part V: Iterating for Progress
  22. Appendix A. Case Study Quiz Answers
  23. Appendix B. Summary of Design Thinking Techniques and Exercises
  24. Appendix C. Design Thinking in Action (by the Hour)
  25. References
  26. Index
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