Edited by Jason C. K. Tham
Copy edited by Meg Vezzu. Designed by Mike Palmquist.
At a time when design thinking is viewed by many as itself a contested term, Keywords in Design Thinking explores keywords and associated practices related to the use of this critical concept in technical and professional communication. The chapters in this edited collection offer definitions stable enough to allow readers to determine the value of design thinking and to apply and examine its usefulness in the design of technical and professional discourse. The contributors to this collection include faculty at research-intensive and comprehensive colleges, graduate students, and industry practitioners. This configuration of contributors is intended to increase the diversity of perspectives and offer a variety of routes to understanding design thinking.
Introduction to Design Thinking & Keywords, Jason Tham and Luke Thominet
Part 1: The Design Thinking Phases
1. Empathy, Scott Wible
2. Problem Definition, Scott Wible
3. Ideation, Jennifer Sano-Franchini
4. Rapid Prototyping, Krys Gollihue
5. Testing, Bradley Dilger
6. Iteration, Emma J. Rose and Cody Reimer
Part 2: Concepts and Applications
7. Affordances, Devon Cook
8. Collaboration, Matthew A. Vetter
9. Constraints, Jeff Naftzinger
10. Contextual Inquiry, Thomas M. Geary
11. Creativity, Emily Wierszewski
12. Critical Making, Shannon Butts
13. Design Ethics, Rachael Sullivan
14. Digital Fabrication, Emily F. Brooks
15. Edge Cases, Mary E. Caulfield
16. Entrepreneurship, Jason Luther
17. Equity, Ashanka Kumari
18. Failing, Stephanie West-Puckett and Zarah C. Moeggenberg
19. Human Factors and Ergonomics, Jack T. Labriola
20. Inclusion, Zarah C. Moeggenberg
21. Innovation, Andrew Kulak
22. Modularity, Adam Strantz
23. Participatory Design, Ian Weaver
24. Social Design, Liz Lane
25. Social Justice, April L. O’Brien
26. Tacit Knowledge, Kristen R. Moore
27. Usability, Emma J. Rose
28. User-Centered Design, Jason Tham
29. Wicked Problems, Lauren Garskie
Jason Tham is Assistant Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University and a Research Partner with the Digital Life Institute at Ontario Tech University. He teaches courses in UX research, information design, instructional design, web publishing, and digital rhetorics. He has published Design Thinking in Technical Communication (2021, Routledge), Collaborative Writing Playbook (2021, Parlor Press, with Joe Moses), and Designing Technical & Professional Communication (2021, Routledge, with Deborah Andrews), His work has appeared in Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing & Communication, Computers and Composition, Technical Communication Quarterly, and IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, among other journals and edited volumes.
Publication Information: Tham, Jason C. K. (Ed.). (2022). Keywords in Design Thinking: A Lexical Primer for Technical Communicators & Designers. The WAC Clearinghouse; University Press of Colorado. https://doi.org/10.37514/TPC-B.2022.1725
Digital Publication Date: December 11, 2022.
Print Publication Date: Pending.
ISBN: 978-1-64215-172-5 (PDF) | 978-1-64215-173-2 (ePub) | 978-1-64642-394-1 (pbk.)
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Series Editor: Lisa Melonçon, University of South Florida
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