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Design Thinking for Student Projects

Design Thinking for Student Projects

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July 2022 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Employers look for more than just a good degree. Candidates are expected to be able to creatively solve problems, manage change, demonstrate commercial awareness, and collaborate and communicate at different levels.

Increasingly, universities are helping their students gain these skills through team-based projects, utilising innovation to solve real-world problems. Created with direct input from students and packed with advice and guidance from leading industry experts, this textbook walks readers through the steps necessary to deliver a team-based project, facilitating the development of key employability skills along the way.

Readers can also connect with each other and create their own projects and teams via the book’s LinkedIn group.

Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates across all disciplines undertaking team-based modules and courses, as well as those studying independently, Design Thinking for Student Projects is the essential guide to learning practical Design Thinking and employability skills.

Tony Morgan
 is an Associate Professor in Innovation Management Practice at the University of Leeds.
Lena J. Jaspersen is a University Academic Fellow in Innovation Management at the University of Leeds.

Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Innovation
Chapter Three: Design Thinking
Chapter Four: Loving the Problem
Chapter Five: Idea Generation
Chapter Six: Communication Skills
Chapter Seven: Idea Validation and Development
Chapter Eight: Commercial Awareness and Value
Chapter Nine: Managing Change and Overcoming Setbacks
Chapter Ten: Pitching Innovation and Wow Factor
Chapter Eleven: Applying the Learning

The honors course is interdisciplinary in nature. The book provides many different perspectives and allows students to practically apply the ideas and concepts and to create a group project.

Dr Cory Young
Strategic Communication, Ithaca College
July 12, 2022

In every steps of students projects - ranging from research to critical thinking, designing or planning the approach is essential. Therefore, this books helps students to learn the steps and strategies to think rationally with a sound plan in mind.

Dr Quazi Zaman
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment , Robert Gordon University
August 29, 2022

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