Design Thinking is a popular phrase especially for the last ten years penetrating into the discourse of management and design, business and academia in many ways. The contributions in the form of articles, commentaries and reviews in this MGDR Design Thinking Special Issue show us the examples, how and where we can use Design Thinking especially as an integral part of the design process. The area of design is expanding in diverse ways lately and sometimes it is causing the confusion such as Design Thinking is either a magical design tool, or another buzzword destined to go extinct after inevitable failures. We as the editors of this Special Issue do not have either totally negative, or totally positive opinions on Design Thinking. We just think we should organize the design process and use Design Thinking on it properly as a practical tool of guidance.
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Ozcan, Ahmet Can and Takayama, Yasuko
"Thinking and Designing with Design Thinking,"
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A. Can Özcan received his undergraduate Industrial Design degree from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey in 1988. He is both the head of the Dept. of Industrial Design and the general director of EKOTAM, Izmir University of Economics Design Research and Application Center at İzmir University of Economics in İzmir, Turkey
Yasuko Takayama is a professor in the Faculty of Design at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, since 2007. She graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music with a degree in Industrial Design and joined Toshiba Design Center in 1990. Her research interests are “Design Management” and the role of design education in regional communities