1st Edition

Design Thinking A Forefront Insight

Edited By Kaushik Kumar, Muralidhar Kurni Copyright 2023
    234 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Design thinking is a ground-breaking problem solving process which combines logic, intuition, and systematic reasoning to develop long-term solutions to common engineering challenges and to inspire innovation. Serving as an introduction to the concept as well as a reference point, the book is essential reading for all engineers.

    Following a design thinking approach itself to structure its contents, this book is a key introduction to the process, providing case studies to demonstrate the multiple practical uses of the method. Relevant to sectors such as software development, Mobile App Development, sustainability and Artificial Intelligence, the book has a wide range of applications. The inclusion of a tools section to focus in on popular apps and software aids the reader in practically using the design thinking method. It ends by looking forward to the future prospects of design thinking, and the innovations which it can inspire.

    The book will be of interest to engineers of all professions, including design and management.



    Chapter 1 Tools For Design Thinking

    A. Kanaka Durga


    Chapter 2 Design Thinking as a Course Design Methodology

    Blaž Zupan, Rok Stritar, and Anja Svetina Nabergoj

    Chapter 3 Design Thinking–Innovation Approaches and Challenges Toward Product Design

    Ranjan Kumar and Kaushik Kumar

    Chapter 4 Design Thinking –The Modern Approach in AIML

    Mridula G. Narang and Supriya M. S.

    Chapter 5 Learners’ Learning Using Design Thinking Learning Approach (DTLA) With Machine Learning

    D. Magdalene Delighta Angeline, T. Prabakaran and I. Felcia Jerlin

    Chapter 6 Design Thinking to Mobile App Development

    Anupama Namburu and Prabha Selvaraj

    Chapter 7 Design Thinking -- Networking and Telecommunications, a Review

    A. Kishore Kumar, P. K. Poonguzhali and T. Nivethitha


    Chapter 8 Design Thinking Applied for Development of Laptop Workstation to Reduce Postural Risk 

    R. Mohanraj, M. Senthilkumar, C. Vigneswaran, S. Elangovan, S. Pratheesh Kumar, R. Manish Kumar, R. Naveen Raj, B. Nitish Narayanan and M. Pranaavh

    Chapter 9 Using Design Thinking to Develop a New Product: Case Study of Developing a Novel Medical Device

    Blaž Zupan, Vladimir Pakrac, and Anja Svetina Nabergoj

    Chapter 10 Automatic Coin Counter and Sorter -- Design Thinking Approach for Prototyping

    Senthil Vinod S., Sibi Kumar M., Siva Subramaniyen M., Sudharshana Venkatesh C., Tharun K. M. and D. Kavitha

    Chapter11 Development of Portable Food Heater Using Design Thinking Approach

    C. Vigneswaran, M. Senthilkumar, R. Mohanraj, G. Madhan Mohan, Archana A., Brindha M., Kanmani M., Rajeshwari B. P., and Ruba Dharshini S.


    Kaushik Kumar is Associate Professor at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. His areas of teaching and research interest are Composites, Optimization, Non-conventional machining, CAD / CAM, Rapid Prototyping and Quality Management Systems.

    Dr. Muralidhar Kurni is currently working as an Associate Professor in the department of CSE at Anantha Lakshmi Institute of Technology & Sciences, Ananthapuramu, India. He is also an Independent Consultant for Pedagogy Refinement, EduRefine, India. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTUA, Ananthapuram in 2021. He has more than 22 years of teaching experience. He is the senior member of IEEE and professional member of ACM. His research interests include Learning Analytics, Learning Strategies, Digital Pedagogy, Design Thinking, Pedagogy refinement & Engineering Education Research.