Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat.

Martin Tomisch, Madeleine Borthwick


Revised edition: 20 additional methods and a new chapter to introduce humanity-centred design .

This handbook documents 80 methods used in design innovation projects leading to the design of new products or services. It is the first publication to bring together methods, tools, and case studies that involve multiple disciplines and perspectives – from product and service design to interaction and user experience design. In this revised edition, the authors look beyond the human-centered design paradigm and include perspectives from humanity centered design. This extended focus introduces readers to design methods for considering the broader ecosystem in which products and services are used, including the use of natural resources, ethical concerns, and the long-term impact of design decisions.

Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. addresses the needs of anyone interested in deploying design thinking academically or operationally inside their organization or community. With design thinking becoming an increasingly valued skillset for solving complex problems, there is a growing demand for design-based skills in the workplace. The book offers an easily accessible overview of the design thinking process along with a wide range of methods that can be applied across many different areas and contexts.

Creator Bio

Dr Martin Tomitsch is Associate Professor and Head of Design at the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He received his Ph.D. in informatics from the Vienna University of Technology. His research focuses on the role of design in shaping the interactions between people and technology.

Madeleine Borthwick is an education-focused Lecturer at University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning. She is responsible for teaching and coordinating design subjects that include Service and User Experience Design, Interaction Design, Design Processes & Methods and Design Thinking.

Other contributors: Dr Naseem Ahmadpour, Dr Jessica Frawley, Dr Leigh-Anne Hepburn, Dr A. Baki Kocaballi, Dr. Lian Loke, Dr Claudia Nunez-Pecheco, Dr Karla Straker and Dr Cara Wrigley.

Price £29.99
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 19 November 2020
Pages 224
Height 230mm
Width 190mm
Rights World
ISBN-13 9789063695859