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January 23, 2012 / compassioninpolitics

Design Thinking in Management and Business: Syllabus from Richard Buchanan & Fred Collopy

Suggested Readings

Selected Bibliography for Design Thinking in Management from Richard Buchanan & Fred Collopy

Readings will be assigned from time to time and distributed in class or placed on the class Blackboard site.
The following books are recommended for your study during and after the course. Life is long. Learn to read widely.

Matteson, Michael T. & John M. Ivancevich, eds. Management and Organizational Behavior Classics.
Shafritz, Jay M. & J. Steven Ott, eds. Classics of Organization Theory. Natemeyer, Walter E. & Jay S. Gilberg, eds. Classics of Organizational Behavior.
Design, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation
Boland, Richard J. & Fred Collopy, eds. Managing as Designing.
Buchanan, Richard & Victor Margolin, eds. Discovering Design: Explorations in Design Studies.
Diller, Steve, Nathan Shedroff, & Darrel Rhea. Making Meaning: How Successful Businesses Deliver Meaningful Customer Experiences.
Drucker, Peter F. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Martin, Roger, The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive
Advantage. Pine, B. Joseph & James H. Gilmore, The Experience Economy: Work is Theater & Every

Business a Stage.
Schon, Donald A., The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action.
Verganti, Roberto, Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean.
Management & Organization Theory Drucker, Peter F. The Practice of Management. ________. Concept of the Corporation. George, Claude S. The History of Management Thought. [Excellent brief history]
March, James & Herbert Simon. Organizations.
Senge, Peter M., The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization.
Wren, Daniel A. The History of Management Thought. [More detailed and sophissticated than Claude S. George’s history, but also more academic and theoretic in emphasis, minimizing some practically important figures.]
Economics Joseph A. Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy.

Buxton, Bill. Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design.
Harris, Robert L. Information Graphics: Visual Tools for Analyzing, Managing, and Communicating: A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference.
Horn, Robert E. Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century. Hyerle, David. Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge. [Useful overview of tools] Novak, Joseph D. & D. Bob Gowin. Learning How to Learn. [Highly recommended]
General Themes Whitbeck, Caroline. Ethics in Engineering Practice and Research.

You can find the rest of the syllabuses here from the re-thinking the MBA book from the Harvard Business School (Buchanan also sees design entrepreneurship as important in addition to design as management or vice versa).

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