Design and design thinking in business and management education and development

Matthews, Judy H. & Wrigley, Cara (2011) Design and design thinking in business and management education and development. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations, 7 – 9 December 2011, Amora Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Design and design thinking have been identified as making valuable contributions to business and management and the numbers of higher education programs that teach design thinking to business students, managers and executives are growing. However multiple definitions of design thinking and the range of perspectives have created some confusion about potential pathways. This paper examines notions of design and design thinking and uses these definitions to identify themes in higher educational programs. We present the findings from an initial exploratory investigation of design and design thinking in higher education business programs and define four distinct educational approaches around human centred innovation, integrative thinking, design management and design as strategy. Potential directions for management education programs are presented.

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ID Code: 48017
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Design, Design Thinking , Management Education and Development, HERN
ISBN: 97811877040870
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2012 22:06
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 08:56

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