How do I think about how to build things?
August 8, 2011 9:06 PM Subscribe
What are the canonical authors / works on design thinking and what books / other resources would you recommend as an intro to design thinking for a social science and policy wonk?
posted by Apropos of Something to Education (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Hey, education policy grad student and general public policy wonk too. Thanks to some dalliances into general design and urban design, I've got a hunch that design thinking could inform some pretty neat and innovative approaches to creating new policy solutions - if only I knew something about it. From those of you who make cool stuff for a living, or went to information school, please let me know:
- What are the big schools / authors / works on design thinking? As always, timelines or summaries of major controversies are helpful.
- In addition to or replacing those, what resources are useful to someone trying to learn about design thinking from outside the field?