The art of innovation : lessons in creativity from IDEO, America's leading design firm Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman
By: Kelley, Tom.
Contributor(s): Littman, Jonathan.Publisher: London Profile 2001Description: 307 p. Paper.ISBN: 978-1861975836; 9781781256145.Subject(s): Creative ability in business -- Case studies | Technological innovations -- Case studies | Creative ability in businessDDC classification: 658.4063
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Foreword / Tom Peters --
Innovation at the top --
Winging it in start-up mode --
Innovation begins With an eye --
The perfect brainstorm --
A cool company needs hot groups --
Prototyping is the shorthand of innovation --
Build your greenhouse --
Expect the unexpected --
Barrier jumping --
Creating experiences for fun and profit --
Zero to sixty --
Coloring outside the lines --
In search of the "wet nap" interface --
Live the future --
Getting in the swing.
There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams:
-Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service
-Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences
-Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having funThe Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.
The general manager of IDEO, the design firm that created the Apple Mouse and the Palm V, reveals strategies for fostering imagination, expressing ideas, and developing hit products by bringing out the creativity in every employee.