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The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse, Dan Ward

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The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse
Title
The simplicity cycle
Title remainder
a field guide to making things better without making them worse
Statement of responsibility
Dan Ward
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The award-winning engineer, Air Force lieutenant colonel, and author of F.I.R.E offers a road map for designing winning new products, services, and business models, and shows how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process. With a foreword by design guru Don Norman.Humans make things every day, whether it's composing an e-mail, cooking a meal, or constructing the Mars Rover. While complexity is often necessary in the development process, unnecessary complexity adds complications. The Simplicity Cycle provides the secret to striking the proper balance. Dan Ward shines a light on how complexity affects the things we make for good or ill, taking us on a journey through the process of making things, with a particular focus on identifying and avoiding complexity-related pitfalls.The standard development process involves increasing complexity to improve the outcome, Ward explains. The problem comes when the complexity starts getting in the way--but often we don't know where that point is until we passit. He suggests a number of techniques for identifying the problem and fixing it, including how to overcome several types of wrongheaded thinking--such as the idea that complexity and quality are the same. In clear, compelling language, and using his trademark mix of examples from research, personal experience, and pop culture, Ward offers a universal concept, visually described with a single, evolving diagram.Ideal for business leaders and technologists, The Simplicity Cycle is helpful for anyone looking to simplify and improve everything we do, whether we work in an office, at home, or at the Pentagon"--
  • "The Simplicity Cycle provides readers with a roadmap for designing winning new products, services, and business models and shows them how to avoid complexity-related pitfalls in the process"--
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Ward, Dan
Dewey number
658.5/03
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Technology
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • New products
  • Product design
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Marketing / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / General
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
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The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse, Dan Ward
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Publication
Control code
BK0015526632
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780062301970
Lccn
2014048081
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The simplicity cycle : a field guide to making things better without making them worse, Dan Ward
Publication
Control code
BK0015526632
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xvii, 204 p.
Isbn
9780062301970
Lccn
2014048081
Other physical details
ill.

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