The Tech Innovator's Guide is the essential knowledge source for everybody working in technology-based innovation.
Design Things That Make Sense introduces a human-centered approach to creating tech products and services that people love to use and continue using. In other words, it will help you 'design things that make sense' and improve your innovation success rate.
The book offers insights and practical tips on how to hit the innovation sweet spot
for tech products and services
Understanding consumer behavior and the science behind technology adoption and resistance will help you design tech products that appeal to more people, faster.
To develop successful tech products, an iterative innovation process, in which you frequently switch between a technological perspective and a consumer perspective, is essential. The design strategies in this book are inspiring and make it incredibly simple to implement this consumer perspective into your tech-driven innovation.
24 design strategies to strengthen benefits
Fulfilling consumer needs and outperforming their expectations is a prerequisite for successful innovation.
Make It Simple
Make it Hassle-Free
Enable Anytime, Anywhere
Guide Decision Making
Delight the Senses
Drive Social Interaction
Boost Social Impact
Unleash New Value
Increase Personal Safety
Preserve Data Privacy
Comply with Regulations
Fit Social Norms
Make It (In)visible
Design for Marketing Strategies
13 design strategies to mitigate resistance
is not about persuading consumers to adopt your product; it's about developing better products that trigger less resistance.
TO DESIGN TECH PRODUCTS THAT MAKE SENSe
YOU NEED TO
STRENGTHEN PRODUCT BENEFITS
MITIGATE CONSUMER RESISTANCE
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if you have one of the following roles, this book is for you:
Improve the value proposition and
speed up adoption of your innovation
by infusing consumer-focused thinking throughout the design process
by helping agile teams embrace consumer-focused thinking and user-centered design
Help (agile) innovation teams
and more successful
Use this guide as a reference manual and inspirational tool
in your design projects
Boost your students’ design knowledge and help them become great innovators
Fast track your design process by using the design strategies and accompanying tactics
A Note from the author
Successful innovations manage to combine different and often difficult to unite elements into one logical whole. At first encounter, they instantly make sense. It’s easy to recognize products that make sense but challenging to create them.
When I began teaching at universities, I realized that a practical knowledge source for designing great tech products was lacking and I set out to fill this gap. I combined theory, case studies, and my practical experience to define a set of design strategies that can help you create tech products that instantly make sense to potential customers.
The book will be a valuable reference guide during your innovation process and the toolkit will help you apply the design strategies in a workshop setting.
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Now, go innovate!