UNDERSTANDING DESIGN THINKING IN DESIGN STUDIES (2006 - 2015): A SYSTEMATIC MAPPING STUDY

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Paula, D.; Cormican, K.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS
Page(s): 57-66

Abstract

Design Thinking (DT) has been heralded as a well-suited methodology in encouraging innovation and economic growth. Although DT has been studied in many research areas, no systematic research effort has been made on aggregating evidence from the Design Studies Journal to understand the evolution of DT from the last ten years. This study aims to analyse the evolution and benefits of research on Design Thinking in the Design Studies Journal from 2006 to October 2015. The findings provide a deep understanding of past research and uncovered many challenges that might be addressed in the future.

Keywords: mapping study, design thinking, empirical study, design research

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