A select bibliography of articles and books about human-centred design:
Bezerra, Charles. “Building Innovation Competencies.” Otago: University of Otago. 5 of Design Studies. Print – This is more of an introduction to design innovation education than Structured Planning, however, it is written by Bezerra, who has worked closely with Charles Owen.
Bezerra, Charles, and Charles Owen. Evolutionary Structured Planning: A Computer-Supported Methodology for the Conceptual Planning Process. The Netherlands: Institute of Design, 2000. Print – This article gives the best breakdown I’ve found of the Structured Planning method so far. If you’re looking to follow the Structured Planning method, then this is definitely worth a read.
Brown, Tim, and Barry Kātz. Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation. New York: Harper Business, 2009. Print – As with all of the design thinking literature by employees of IDEO, this book is easy to read, and gives an overview of design thinking, its method, its human-centred principles, and how it needs to be practised by corporate leaders, not just designers.
Brown, Tim. “Design Thinking.” Harvard Business Review June 2008: 84-95. Print – This is a great introduction to Design Thinking, and only a few pages long. It introduces the method, and gives examples.
Fultron Suri, Jane. “Informing Our Intuition: Design Research for Radical Innovation.” Rotman Magazine 2008. Print – Jane Fultron Suri is an anthropologist employed by IDEO. Most of the literature produced by IDEO comes from a design perspective, though they are known for their interdisciplinary teams. This article gives a slightly different perspective on design thinking than the others.
Kelley, Tom. The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America’s Leading Design Firm. New York: Random House, 2001. Print – Tom Kelley (brother of David Kelley) writes about Design Thinking. He gives some insight into the methodology, environment, and examples of products created through design thinking.
Kumar, Vijay. “Innovation Planning Toolkit.” Futureground International Conference. 2004. Print – Kumar talks about the Innovation Planning Process and Toolkit. It is similar to Owen’s model, but has different details.
Lawson, Bryan. How Designers Think: The Design Process Demystified. 4 ed. Oxford: Elsevier Ltd, 2006. Print.
Norman, D. Living With Complexity. London: The MIT Press, 2011. Print – An overview of principles to ensure successful interaction between users and complex products and systems.
Norman, D. The Design of Everyday Things. New York: Basic Booka, 1988. Print – A guide to basic psychological principles such as feedback and visibility that can be used by designers to make their products more usable.
Verganti, Roberto. Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing, 2009. Print.
Verganti, Roberto. “Innovating through Design.” Harvard Business Review December 2006: 114-22. Print – This article talks about the success of Design-Driven Innovation in relation to Italian design examples, however, it doesn’t go into much detail about the Design-Driven Innovation method.