Transform with Design: Creating New Innovation Capabilities with Design Thinking

Client: Rotman-UTP Publishing (2023)

Project: Transform with Design: Creating New Innovation Capabilities with Design Thinking, edited by Jochen Schweitzer, Sihem BenMahmoud-Jouini, and Sebastian Fixson

Design thinking is widely recognized as an alternative approach to innovation, but it can be challenging to implement, often conflicting with organizational structures, cultures, and processes. The practice of design thinking calls for a new mindset that moves past conventional approaches to innovation, and embraces ambiguity, risk-taking, and collaboration.

Transform with Design presents examples of creative organizations across industries and geographies, and recounts the stories of how they adapted design thinking to build their innovation capabilities. Written by leading industry experts and design-thinking scholars, the book features ten anecdotal experiences by professionals who detail the implementation of design thinking as it unfolded for them. Contributors share how they navigated the many barriers and obstacles they encountered along the way and describe their experience from early beginnings to the present, revealing valuable lessons for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.

Service: TEC copy edited this anthology for Rotman-UTP Publishing style in usage, punctuation, and spelling; corrected grammar errors; edited the notes and applied a consistent citation style across all chapters; and managed and edited the captions and alt-text for all illustrations, figures, and tables. Following the authors’ reviews of their respective chapters, TEC finalized all changes in the edited manuscript in preparation for production.