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TR17-002 | 4th August 2017
Julia von Thienen, Anja Perlich, Christoph Meinel, Giovanni Corazza

Success-Failure Analysis: A Tool for Advancing Domain Knowledge - Design Thinking Style

Drawing on the Dynamic Creativity Framework and Failure Theory, this paper explores what it means to advance domain knowledge with creative ambitions. Failures are analysed as an extraordinary resource in the search for radical innovation. Success-Failure Analysis is suggested as a methodological approach to advance domain knowledge based on outcome ... more >>>

TR17-001 | 4th July 2017
Julia von Thienen, Christoph Meinel, Giovanni Corazza

A Short Theory of Failure

Failures are a key concept in design thinking. They are discussed as a resource for learning, whereas fear of failure would be a major block to creative activity. We attempt to clarify the term by reconstructing “failures” as “inconclusive outcomes” in the Dynamic Creativity Framework. This includes a definition of ... more >>>

TR15-002 | 19th May 2015
Larry Leifer, Christoph Meinel

Manifesto: Design Thinking Becomes Foundational

With the integration of design thinking into engineering education, a missing link has been created between the science-focused, context-independent part of engineering and the human society-focused, context-dependent aspect. The latter area has long been neglected, partly due to the uncertainty that comes with the unpredictability of human behavior. However, years ... more >>>


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