Writing

In my research I study how innovation performance is impacted by various factors, such as the underlying structure of problems and solutions, the choices made for process governance (open vs. closed innovation), the use of digital design tools, and through the use of innovation practices such as Design Thinking. I study these aspects of design and innovation across firms of different sizes, from start-ups to large industrial companies, and across industries from manufacturing, to software, to healthcare, to defense. The results of my research work flow directly into my writing, teaching, collaborating, and advising activities.

Below you can find my work in written form. It includes various types of publications for different audiences: academics, practitioners, and educators. You can filter the work by the following themes: Design, Digital, Innovation, Learning, and Modularity.

Practitioner Publication

10 Factors for Creating the Next Generation of Chief Design Officers

(w. J. Dos Santos) | DMF | 2022

Academic Publication

The Transormation of the Innovation Process

(with T. Marion) | JPIM | 2021

Academic Publication

Does Applying Design Thinking Result in Better New Product Concepts than a Traditional Innovation Approach? An Experimental Comparison Study.

(with M. Meinel, T. Eismann, C. Baccarella, and K. Voigt) | EMR | 2020

Practitioner Publication

Four Skills Tomorrow’s Innovation Workforce will Need

(with T. Marion and G. Brown) | MIT SMR | 2020

Education Publication

Innovating How to Learn Design Thinking, Making, and Innovation: Incorporating Multiple Modes in Teaching the Innovation Process

(with V. Seidel and T. Marion) | IEEE TEM | 2020

Academic & Practitioner Publication

Making Design Thinking Work

(with S. BenMahmoud-Jouini and D. Boulet) | RTM | 2019

Book

The Innovation Navigator

(with T. Marion) | 2018 | U of Toronto Press

Academic Publication

Technological Uncertainty and Firm Boundaries

(with D. Khachatryan and W.H. Lee) E11 | IEEE TEM | 2017

Academic & Practitioner Publication

The Evolution of an Innovation Capability

(with C. Smith, C. Paniagua-Ferrari, and S. Parise) | RTM | 2017

Academic & Practitioner Publication

A Case Study of Crowdsourcing gone wrong

(with T. Marion) | HBR Online | 2016

Academic & Practitioner Publication

The 4 Main ways to Innovate in a Digital Economy

(with T. Marion) | HBR Online | 2016

Education Publication

LEAP

(with D. Greenberg and A. Zacharakis) | BOOK CHAPTER | 2015

Education Publication

Design Zone

(with V. Seidel and J. Bailey) | BOOK CHAPTER | 2015

Practitioner & Education Publication

Design thinking for Non-designers

(with V. Seidel) | BOOK CHAPTER | 2015

Education Publication

Power of Observation

BOOK CHAPTER | 2015

Practitioner & Education Publication

Learning Emergent Strategies

(with J. Rao) | DMR | 2014

Academic Publication

Factors Affecting the Use of outside, intermittent Resources during NPD

(with T. Marion) | IJIS | 2014

Academic Publication

Adopting Design Thinking

(with V. Seidel) | JPIM | 2013

Academic Publication

Blending Business and Design Education

(with J. Read) | DME | 2012

Academic Publication

Back-loading

(with T. Marion) | JPIM | 2012

Practitioner Publication

The Problem with Digital Design

(with T. Marion) | MIT SMR | 2012

Academic Publication

Shifting grounds

(with W.H. Lee) | TASM | 2012

Education Publication

Creation Logic and Innovation

(with J. Rao) | BOOK CHAPTER | 2011

Academic & Education Publication

Teaching Innovation through Product Design

CIM | 2009

Academic Publication

The Power of Integrality

(with J. Park) | ResPol | 2008

Academic Publication

Evolving Models

(with Y. Ro and J. Liker) | IEEE TEM | 2008

Academic Publication

Modularity and Commonality Research

CERA | 2007

Academic Publication

Modularity as Strategy for SC Coordination

(with Y. Ro and J. Liker) | IEEE TEM | 2007

Academic Publication

Roadmap to Product Architecture Costing

BOOK CHAPTER | 2006

Academic Publication

Modularization and Outsourcing

(with Y. Ro and J. Liker) | IJATM | 2005

Academic Publication

Product Architecture Assessment

JOM | 2005

Academic Publication

Make-Buy Decision in the Auto Industry

(with F. Veloso) | TFSC | 2001