Stanford d.School Bibliography A Design Thinking Reading List

Innovation Process

The Art of Innovation, by Tom Kelley

Change by Design, Tim Brown

Design Thinking, by Nigel Cross

Design In Your Company

The Designful Company, by Marty Neumeier

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin

Managing Innovation

Weird Ideas That Work, by Robert Sutton


Wired to Care, by Dev Patnaik


Exposing the Magic of Design, by Jon Kolko


Rapid Viz, by Kurt Hanks and Larry Belliston


Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration, by Scott Witthoft and Scott Doorley

Design in Education

The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning, by Cannon Design, VS Furniture, and Bruce Mau Design

Theatre, Video, Creativity and Workshop Techniques


W. (1984) A Sense of Direction: Some Observations on the Art of Directing. New York: Quite Specific Media Group.

BOAL, A. (1992). Games for actors and non-actors. London, Routledge.

BOAL, A. (1998). Legislative theatre: using performance to make politics. London, Routledge.

BOAL, A. (1995). The rainbow of desire: the Boal method of theatre and therapy. London, Routledge.

Bohm, D. (2004) On Creativity. 2nd ed. Oxford: Routledge.

GREGORY, S. (2005). Video for change a guide for advocacy and activism. London, Pluto Press in association with Witness.

GRAY, D., BROWN, S., & MACANUFO, J. (2010). Gamestorming: a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers. Sebastopol, Calif, O'Reilly.

HYDE, L. (2006). The gift: how the creative spirit transforms the world. Edinburgh, Canongate Books.

Johnston, C. (1998) House of Games : Making Theatre from Everyday Life. Nick Hern.

JOHNSTONE, K. (1999). Impro for storytellers: theatresports and the art of making things happen. London, Faber and Faber.

LAMBERT, J. (2009). Digital storytelling: capturing lives, creating community. Berkeley, Calif, Digital Diner Press.

ROAM, D. (2009). Unfolding the napkin: the hands-on method for solving complex problems with simple pictures. New York, Portfolio.

ROHD, M. (1998). Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue: the Hope is Vital training manual. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann.

Schechner, R. (1985) between theater and anthropology. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

SCHECHNER, R. (1994). Performance theory. New York [u.a.], Routledge.

SIBBET, D. (2010). Visual meetings: how graphics, sticky notes, & idea mapping can transform group productivity. Hoboken, N.J., John Wiley & Sons.

SLOANE, P. (2010). How to be a brilliant thinker exercise your mind and find creative solutions. London, Kogan Page.

SPOLIN, V., SILLS, C., & SILLS, P. (1999). Improvisation for the theater: a handbook of teaching and directing techniques. Evanston, Ill, Northwestern University Press.

Tharp, T. (2006) The Creative Habit : Learn it and use it for Life. . New York: Simon & Schuster.

Innovation General and Innovation Techniques

Kellogg Foundation, Monitor Institute, Clohesy Consulting (2013)  Intentional Innovation: How Getting More Systematic about Innovation Could Impr

ove Philanthropy and Increase Social Impact. [report]  Kellogg Foundation.

Blueprint Research + Design, Inc / MacArthur Foundation (2011) Evaluating Innovation. [report]  MacArthur Foundation.

BROWN, T., & KA¯TZ, B. (2009). Change by design: how design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation. [New York], Harper Business.

Change Observer (2012) Change Observer: Design Observer. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

CHESBROUGH, H. W. (2003). Open innovation: the new imperative for creating and profiting from technology. Boston, Mass, Harvard Business School Press.

CHESBROUGH, H. W., VANHAVERBEKE, W., & WEST, J. (2006). Open innovation: researching a new paradigm. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

ESSLINGER, H. (2009). A fine line: how design strategies are shaping the future of business. San Francisco, CA, Jossey-Bass.

ESTRIN, J. (2009). Closing the innovation gap: reigniting the spark of creativity in a global economy. New York, McGraw-Hill.

FAGERBERG, J., MOWERY, D. C., & NELSON, R. R. (2005). The Oxford handbook of innovation. Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Fast Co Design (2011) Can Innovation Really Be Reduced To A Process?. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Fast Co.Design (2012) Do Innovation Consultants Kill Innovation?. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Fast CoExist (2011) The Disappearing Barriers Between Business And Nonprofits Are Driving Innovation. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Fast Company (2012) Do Designers Actually Exploit The Poor While Trying To Do Good? Jan Chipchase Responds. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Fast Company (2013) Fast Company: Where ideas and people meet. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Global Giving (2010) Storytelling Project - Turning Anecdotes into Useful Data. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Harvard Business Review (2010) User-Centered Innovation Is Not Sustainable. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

HENRY, J., & MAYLE, D. (2002). Managing innovation and change. Milton Keynes, U.K., Open University Business School.

IDEO (FIRM), & BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION. (2011). Human centered design: toolkit. [S.l.], IDEO. (2012) | Home. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Innovation Excellence (2012) Innovation Excellence. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

JOHNSON, S. (2011). Where good ideas come from: the seven patterns of innovation. London, Penguin.

KELLEY, T., & LITTMAN, J. (2005). The ten faces of innovation: IDEO's strategies for beating the devil's advocate & driving creativity throughout your organization. New York, Currency/Doubleday.

KELLEY, T., & LITTMAN, J. (2006). The ten faces of innovation: strategies for heightening creativity. London, Profile.

McKinsey Quarterly (2006) Creation nets: Getting the most from open innovation - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Innovation. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Mulgan, G. (2006) The Process of Social Innovation. Innovations, 1 (2), p.145-162. Available at: [Accessed: Jan 23 2012].

Mulgan, G. et al. (2007)  In and Out of Sync: The challenge of growing social innovations. London: NESTA.

MURRAY, R., CAULIER-GRICE, J., & MULGAN, G. (2010). The open book of social innovation. [Great Britain], NESTA.

Open Innovators (2011) Open Innovators - Open innovation and crowdsourcing. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Papenek, V. (1985) Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change . 2nd ed. London: Thames & Hudson.

Perrin, B. (2002) How to — and How Not to — Evaluate Innovation. Evaluation, 8 (1), p.13-28. Available at: Available for free at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

RUDKIN, D., ALLAN, D., & MURRIN, K. (2002). What if!, sticky wisdom: how to start a creative revolution at work. Oxford, Capstone.

SLOANE, PAUL. (2007). The Innovative Leader: How to Inspire your Team and Drive Creativity. Kogan Page.

SLOANE, P. (2011). A guide to open innovation and crowdsourcing practical tips advice and examples from leading experts in the field. London, Kogan Page.

SMITH, C. E. (2007). Design for the other 90%. New York, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Organization.

SMITH, C. E. (2011). Design with the other 90%: cities. New York, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

Social Innovation Exchange (2012) Welcome to Social Innovation Exchange | Social Innovation Exchange. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013]. (2007) Empathy as a Tool for Social Impact - IDEO — Social Edge. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013]. (2007) Storytelling and Social Change — Social Edge. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Stanford Social Innovation Review (2012) Innovation Is Not the Holy Grail (SSIR). [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Stanford Social Innovation Review (2008) Rediscovering Social Innovation (SSIR). [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

The Ten Faces of Innovation (2005) The Ten Faces of Innovation. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

The Young Foundation (2013) Home - The Young Foundation - A centre for Social Innovation. [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

Von Hippel, E. (2006) Democratizing Innovation. Cambridge: Eric Von Hippel .

WESTLEY, F., PATTON, M. Q., & ZIMMERMAN, B. (2006). Getting to maybe: how the world is changed. [Toronto], Random House Canada.

WHAT IF! (ORGANIZATION). (2002). Sticky wisdom: how to start a creative revolution at work. Oxford, Capstone.

WIRED (2013) [online] Available at: [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].