Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business (paperback)
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Companies invest fortunes on innovation and product strategy. But, by some estimates, 80% of new products fail or dramatically underperform every year, though a few rare products succeed brilliantly. Why is this the case? Their creators have seamlessly integrated corporate strategy with design. They don?t deliver utilitarian objects: they craft rewarding, empowering experiences. To outsiders, this looks like magic: incomprehensible, and impossible to reproduce. But it isn?t. Predictable Magic presents a complete design process for making the ?magic? happen -- over and over again. Veteran industrial designer Ravi Sawhney and business strategist Deepa Prahalad introduce Psycho-Aesthetics, a breakthrough approach for systematically creating deep emotional connections between consumers and brands. Step by step, the authors cover everything from research to strategy, implementation to consumer experience. They also demonstrate Psycho-Aesthetics at work ? in case studies from some of the world?s top companies, including Sprint, Medtronic, Amana, and Hyundai. You?ll see how these great companies have used Psycho-Aesthetics to go beyond the utilitarian (or even the merely ?beautiful?), to build products that powerfully connect with people? touch them? move them... time and again.
?By putting the empowerment of people at the center of strategy creation,Predictable Magicis as much a book about values and leadership as it is about design. It can help executives find meaning and value in their work as they create meaning and value for their consumers.
-Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach; author,The New York Timesbestsellers,MOJOandWhat Got You Here Won't Get You There
?While every company strives to create products and services that dazzle, few achieve this feat. Prahalad and Sawhney lay out a simple but powerful methodology for turning deep consumer insights into attention-grabbing, expectation-defying designs. If you're looking to increase the ?magic quotient' in the things your company makes and sells, you'll want to dig intoPredictable Magic.
-Dr. Gary Hamel, Visiting Professor, London Business School; author,The Future of ManagementandLeading the Revolution
?The natural fusion of psychology and creative disciplines enable a potent capability that will be critically important as we seek to better understand the demands of a diverse global population.Predictable Magicoutlines an important framework to capture and define the emotional wants and needs of a user.
-Ken Musgrave, IDSA, Director, Experience Design, Dell
?Prahalad and Sawhney shine a light on an important piece of the strategic puzzle: how to convert consumer emotions into successful designs. They provide a rigorous approach to guide innovation efforts from strategy creation through execution. This is a must-read for anyone who is trying to create a new product or develop a new business model.
-Dr. Vijay Govindarajan, Professor, Tuck School of Business; Chief Innovation Consultant, GE; author,Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators
?Prahalad and Sawhney have written an unusually useful book. It is one of the rare sources that go beyond giving us another definition of innovation. With concrete examples linked to practical principles, they show us how to do it.
-Patrick Whitney, Steelcase / Robert C. Pew Professor and Dean, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Título: Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of ...
Editorial: Pearson FT Press
Año de publicación: 2010
Encuadernación: Soft cover
Condición del libro: New
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