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Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis Jon Kolko
This is Service Design Thinking: Basics - Tools - Cases
Journey to the Interface Sophia Parker, Joe Heapy
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur
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Highly rated with established community support.

Design at Your Service Xenia Viladas
Servicedesign Søren Bechmann
Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures Dan Roam
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage Roger L. Martin
Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation Tim Brown

Highly rated with growing community support.

Branded Interactions Marco Spies
Design Thinking: Business Innovation Mauricio Vianna et al.
101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization Vijay Kumar
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses Eric Ries
Opposable Mind: Winning Through Integrative Thinking Roger L. Martin
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Steven Johnson
Design for Services Dr Anna Meroni, Dr Daniela Sangiorgi
A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Are Shaping the Future of Business Hartmut Esslinger
Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo
Touchpoint: The Journal of Service Design
Content Strategy for the Web Kristina Halvorson
Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, Your Business, and Maybe Even the World Warren Berger
The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything Sir Ken Robinson
Design Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean Roberto Verganti
Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting Stories for Better Design Whitney Quesenbery, Kevin Brooks
The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy Raj Patel
Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy Dev Patnaik

Highly rated but with minimal community notice.

Personal Revolutions: A Short Course in Realness Mr Oli Anderson
Service-Dominant Logic: Premises, Perspectives, Possibilities Robert F. Lusch, Stephen L. Vargo
Service Design for Business: A Practical Guide to Optimizing the Customer Experience Ben Reason, vlie, Lavrans LÃ, Melvin Brand Flu
The Service Innovation Handbook: Action-oriented Creative Thinking Toolkit for Service Organizations Lucy Kimbell
Living with Complexity Donald A. Norman
Outside In: The Power of Putting Customers at the Center of Your Business Harley Manning, Kerry Bodine
Web X.0: Erfolgreiches Webdesign und professionelle Webkonzepte. Gestaltungsstrategien, Styleguides und Layouts fyr stationare und mobile Medien Torsten Stapelkamp
Interaction- und Interfacedesign: Web-, Game-, Produkt- und Servicedesign Usability und Interface als Corporate Identity Torsten Stapelkamp
The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences Matt Watkinson
Service Design with Theory
The Fifth Discipline Peter M. Senge
Service Design by Industrial Designers
Service Design: From Insight to Implementation Andy Polaine, Lavrans Løvlie, Ben Reason
Design Thinking - Business Innovation Maurício Vianna Ysmar Vianna Isabel K. Adler Brenda Lucena Beatriz Russo
Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith
Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams James Kalbach

Highly rated books published more than 15 years ago.

Design Research: Methods and Perspectives
Universal Principles of Design William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, Jill Butler
Facilitator's Guide to Participatory Decision-Making Sam Kaner
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Michael Braungart
The Universal Traveler: A Soft-Systems Guide to Creativity, Problem-Solving, and the Process of Reaching Goals Don Koberg, Jim Bagnall
The Laws of Simplicity John Maeda
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Educating the Reflective Practitioner: Toward a New Design for Teaching and Learning in the Professions Donald A. Schon
Design and the Elastic Mind
Design Noir: The Secret Life of Electronic Objects Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design Bill Buxton
Mental Models: Aligning Design Strategy with Human Behavior Indi Young
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Seth Godin
The Ultimate Sales Machine: Turbocharge Your Business with Relentless Focus on 12 Key Strategies Chet Holmes
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future Daniel H. Pink
Design Probes Tuuli Mattelmäki
Service Design Book Colin Rudd, Vernon Lloyd
Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change Victor Papanek
The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman
Designing Interactions Bill Moggridge
The Service Profit Chain James L. Heskett, W. Earl Sasser, Leonard A. Schlesinger
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw
Service Management and Marketing: Customer Management in Service Competition Christian Grönroos
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative Ken Robinson
New Service Development and Innovation in the New Economy Bo Edvardsson, Anders Gustafsson, Michael D. Johnson, Bodil Sanden
From Products to Services: Insights and experience from companies which have embraced the service economy Laurie Young
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace Gordon MacKenzie
Contextual Design: Defining Customer-Centered Systems Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt
The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community Ray Oldenburg
Systems Thinking in the Public Sector: The failure of the reform regime... and a manifesto for a better way John Seddon
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum Keri Smith
Design Charrettes for Sustainable Communities Patrick M. Condon
Bringing User Experience to Healthcare Improvement: The Concepts, Methods and Practices of Experience-based Design Paul Bate, Glenn Robert
Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein
Managing as Designing
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond Jesse James Garrett
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, L. Hunter Lovins
The Experience Economy: Work Is Theater & Every Business a Stage B. Joseph Pine, James H. Gilmore
Service Breakthroughs James L. Heskett
Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive Noah J. Goldstein, Steve J. Martin, Robert B. Cialdini
Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder David Weinberger
Simplicity Edward De Bono
Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World Peter Merholz, Todd Wilkens, Brandon Schauer, David Verba
The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization Thomas Kelley, Jonathan Littman
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference Malcolm Gladwell
Information Anxiety 2 Richard S Wurman
If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently Fred Lee
The Professional Stranger: An Informal Introduction to Ethnography Michael H. Agar
In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World John Thackara
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art Scott McCloud
Envisioning Information Edward R. Tufte
Co-Design: A Process of Design Participation Stanley King, Merinda Conley, Bill Latimer, Drew Ferrari

Highly rated books with increasing popularity.

Designing Services with Innovative Methods: Perspectives on Service Design

Four star rating with established community support.

Service Design Birgit Mager, Michael Gais
The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures Dan Roam
Designing for the Digital Age: How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services Kim Goodwin

Four star rating with growing community support.

Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions Bruce Hanington, Bella Martin
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University
Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers Jeanne Liedtka, Tim Ogilvie
Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges through Business Design Heather Fraser
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink
Innovation X: Why a Company's Toughest Problems Are Its Greatest Advantage Adam Richardson
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath, Dan Heath
Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences Nancy Duarte
Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back Douglas Rushkoff
Design and Creativity: Policy, Management and Practice
Design Thinking: Integrating Innovation, Customer Experience, and Brand Value
The Craftsman Prof. Richard Sennett
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right Atul Gawande

Four star rating with minimal community notice.

Services Marketing Valerie Zeithalm, Mary Jo Bitner, Dwayne Gremler
The Service Startup: Design gets Lean Tenny Pinheiro

Three star rating with established community support.

Service Design: Practical Access to an Evolving Field Stefan Moritz
Rules of Thumb: How to Stay Productive and Inspired Even in the Most Turbulent Times Alan M. Webber

Three star rating with growing community support.

Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business Frances Frei, Anne Morriss
The Power of Less: The 6 Essential Productivity Principles That Will Change Your Life Leo Babauta
Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered E. F. Schumacher
Building Design Strategy: Using Design to Achieve Key Business Objectives
We-Think: Mass innovation, not mass production Charles Leadbeater
The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton
Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company Robert Brunner, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall

Poorly rated books with broad rejection from the community.

Creating Desired Futures: Solving complex business problems with Design Thinking

Books with no star rating.

User Experience in Libraries: Applying Ethnography and Human-Centred Design
Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement Joe J. Marquez, Annie Downey
DVD-Produktionen: gestalten - erstellen - nutzen Torsten Stapelkamp
Informationsvisualisierung: Web - Print - Signaletik. Erfolgreiches Informationsdesign Torsten Stapelkamp
Screen- und Interfacedesign: Gestaltung und Usability fyr Hard- und Software Torsten Stapelkamp
Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth and Renewal Mark W. Johnson
The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning Inc. OWP/P Cannon Design, VS Furniture, Bruce Mau Design
The Handbook of Design Management Rachel Cooper, Sabine Junginger, Thomas Lockwood, Richard Buchanan, Richard Boland, Kyung-won Chung
Design-inspired Innovation James M. Utterback, Bengt-Arne Vedin, Eduardo Alvarez, Sten Ekman, Susan Walsh Sanderson, Bruce Tether, Roberto Verganti
Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions Gary Klein
Designing with Progressive Enhancement: Building the Web that Works for Everyone Todd Parker, Scott Jehl, Maggie Costello Wachs, Patty Toland
What Designers Know Bryan Lawson
Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing Malcolm McCullough
Management by Design: Applying Design Principles to the Work Experience Daniel W. Rasmus
Sustainable Everyday: Scenarios of Urban Life Ezio Manzini, Francois Jegou
Service Management: Strategy and Leadership in Service Business Richard Normann
Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People Ken Watanabe
Design with Intent: 101 Patterns for Influencing Behaviour Through Design Dan Lockton, David Harrison, Neville A. Stanton