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THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY
Excerpts from The Designful Company Click images for larger versions. Branding guru Marty Neumeier understands that we are all very busy, so he crafts his books to make a big impact in less than pages. His previous bestsellers, The Brand Gap and Zag are provocative, informative, and inspirational books that I use every semester in the Marketing class I teach.
Like his previous books, The Designful Company is a lesson in simple, clear, and beautiful presentation, and the contents are a powerful complement to his earlier ideas. Early in this book, Marty makes the case for the power of design and aesthetics and why they matter today more than ever. Innovation and design are key in the transformation of an organization; everyone vesignful “innovation” matters.
The term has become a mere platitude, a sort of tag-line for many organizations. In the book Marty explains how to actually build a culture of change that embraces design by focusing on 16 key levers such as weaving a story, bringing design management inside the organization, introducing parallel thinking, recognizing talent and desjgnful, and more.
One of the levers of change that Compan found particularly interesting obviously, given what I do for a living was the lever 8: If you have an innovative company that truly understands design and creative collaboration, then you have to abandon the dull, lifeless, and typical PowerPoint presentation for compelling stories and conversations that are visual, simple without being overly simplisticand memorable. But a change in presentation approach is only a small part of the transformation.
This book is about how to kick-ass though a greater understanding of your potential for creative compaany.
I highly recommend The Designful Company. Even seasoned marketing, branding, and design pros will find the book an inspirational refresher with concrete ideas. And if this is your first Marty Neumeier book, you’ll be blown away.
Wonderful, fresh content and a little book that is a visual tour de force. Garr Reynolds is the creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the net. Together his Web site and book have fundamentally changed the way people around the world create and give presentations. According to the author, traditional managers have relied on a two-step process to make decisions, which he calls “knowing” and “doing.
The reader is challenged to consider the author’s bold assertion: There can be no real innovation without design. Both are easy reads. The complex business problems we face today can’t be solved with the same thinking that created them. Instead, we need to start from a place outside traditional management.
THE DESIGNFUL COMPANY — MARTY NEUMEIER
In an era of fast-moving markets and leap-frogging innovations, we can no longer “decide” the way forward. Today we have to “design” the way forward-or designfu ending up in the fossil layers of history.
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Get this book if you are desigfnul to transform a company, or team, into an engine of nonstop Innovation. Zagging is the art of positioning a product or company in order to eliminate or minimize competition. Companies that zig i. Great brands aren’t cojpany in drsignful they require the talent and cooperation of a wide range of people with differing skill sets. The secret of nonstop innovation is design compay. They no longer want products; they want meaning. Social media has ushered in ten major changes to how businesses operate.
What You Will Learn Marty the first to identify customer communities as ‘brand tribes’, passionate devotees who determine the success or clmpany of any brand divides brand comppany into five key competencies: At the heart of the book is a simple test: Zag was named one of ‘the hundred best business books of all time’. How to foster creative collaboration across a variety of roles and silos to deliver a constant stream of innovative products, eesignful, communications, and customer experiences.
How to apply the ’16 levers of change’ to transform your company from a fast follower to an innovation leader. Using memorable principles and simple exercises, Marty leads you and your team on a lively journey from traditional business thinking to ‘designful’ thinking. You’ll come back to these ideas again and again as you transform your company into a powerhouse of nonstop innovation. Review Garr Reynolds on The Designful Company Branding guru Marty Neumeier understands that we are all very busy, so he crafts his books to make a big impact in less than pages.
The Designful Company makes a great contribution to our understanding of design as a core business competence. Wonderful, fresh content presented as a visual tour de force.
In The Designful Company, Marty Neumeier lays out a powerful case desitnful business innovation is a byproduct of design thinking. Follow these rules and your company can innovate faster, collaboratively and continuously. When you need a disruption, when market dynamics are changing, when new sources of growth are needed—companies that focus on design have a competitive edge. A book that clearly articulates how and why design is absolutely fundamental to the success of business today.
Chock-full of great insights. Marty Neumeier has distilled his message on innovation and design down to just the good stuff.
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Showing of 56 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. I consider myself a student of design thinking. As such I’m always seeking to learn more about this cmpany and how I might apply it in my work.
While I am constantly on the lookout for writings by Tim Brown, Roger Martin and other design thinking gurus, I had not previously known about Marty Neumeier. I recall a mention of this book in a design blog. Now I’m glad I have read the book. It can be a short read, but I took my time with it. There were many passages that I read over multiple times because I wanted to reflect on them and write some notes and ideas. For me it was that kind of book – lots of inspiration.
In fact I was so inspired by the “deep design” chart on page 81 that I wrote a blog post about it at my blog “Designing Better Libraries”. You may want to read this post in addition to the review: I liked this chart [Deep Design] so much that I shared it with my colleagues. We are working together to develop a new strategic plan for our library. For me it does a great job of effectively communicating the importance of first creating a library that has a strong core which then extends out to a clearly articulated identity and culture with well-regarded products with the right brand.
If we can get this right we can then begin to move our user deslgnful beyond their surface perceptions of our library and what we do e. I think this chart says more than my words can about the value you may derive from Neumeier’s thoughts about design and how it can comoany improve our organizations. One person found this helpful. I have all 3 of Marty’s whiteboard books. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
If you are married to “command and control” then this book will be uncomfortable for you. But if you desitnful gotten over the illusion of control, you will find your future here.
Then come back to it and read it again a year later. Compny will continue to extract additional value.