Characterizing Strategic Design Processes in Relation to Definitions of Strategy from Military, Business and Management Studies

  title={Characterizing Strategic Design Processes in Relation to Definitions of Strategy from Military, Business and Management Studies},
  author={Luca Simeone},
  journal={The Design Journal},
  pages={515 - 534}
  • L. Simeone
  • Published 4 May 2020
  • Business
  • The Design Journal
Abstract This paper reviews existing characterizations of strategy from military, business and management studies and examines how these characterizations may help inform strategic design processes. The paper serves as an entry point for both design researchers and practitioners interested in understanding the rich and nuanced perspectives that such varied characterizations of strategy may provide. 

Fostering resilience: The potential of design to support strategic agility

‘Strategic agility’– i.e., how organizations can strategically plan and cope with uncertainty through a continuous tuning, monitoring, and re-balancing of their operations – has been characterized as

Applying Theory of Change to strategy articulation cycles in design projects: Potentials and shortcomings through the Designscapes case study

Since the 1990s, the framework of Theory of Change has been used to address complex contexts of intervention especially in relation to planning and evaluating social practice. Theory of Change can

Moving from products to services: Supporting strategic thinking through design workshops

Transitioning a company from product-centricity to a new service-centred offering requires substantial changes, which can have deep implications for the company’s processes, structure, and

Innovation intensity of military-connected firms

PurposeThe study aims to examine the military-connected firms' risk preference, specifically in the innovation intensity level context. The authors argue that firms with military-experienced top

Exploring how design-driven foresight can support strategic thinking in relation to sustainability and circular policy making 

Urgent and consequential issues related to climate change are driving forth the question of how to equip individuals with the competencies required to address sustainability issues. Strategic

Analysing the status of communication designers’ role and interdisciplinary collaboration

Abstract Several studies have highlighted the expanding role of designers through interdisciplinary collaboration. However, the literature rarely covers the public perception regarding design, and it

The usage of cultural products in design thinking: An assessment of an underestimated approach

Abstract It has been argued that cultural products (e.g., novels or movies) can be used to develop foresight or prototypes. The rationale is that cultural products not only reflect changes in the



Design expanding into strategy : evidence from design consulting firms

The purpose of this paper is to examine how design works at the level of strategy. Through analyses of the practices of five design consulting firms in Denmark, it explores how designers become part

Aligning Strategy and Design Perspectives: A Framework of Design's Strategic Contributions

ABSTRACT Many aspects of strategic importance can be influenced through effective use of design. An integrated, holistic application of skilled design resources can make important contributions to

Developing a Strategic Design Culture

AS CORPORATIONS SEEK to leverage design, an essential pathway is to nurture a strategic design culture. Based on an investigation of actual practices, Julie Hertenstein and Marjorie Platt suggest key

Design as a strategic resource : design's contributions to competitive advantage aligned with strategy models

There is increasing interest in, and recognition of, the contribution that professional design services can make to a firm's long-term performance. The term strategic design is used ambiguously by

Structuring Strategic Design Management: Michael Porter's Value Chain

AS A RESOURCE, design management has an impact on a broad range of organizational activities. Brigitte Borja de Mozota conceptualizes this diversity in a framework, built on the ideas of Michael

Competition and Business Strategy in Historical Perspective

  • P. Ghemawat
  • Economics, Business
    Business History Review
  • 2002
A review of theories of competition and business strategy over the last half-century reveals a fairly linear development of early work by academics and consultants into efforts to understand the

The Concept of Strategy and the Strategy Formation Process

We have revealed new insights by reviewing and integrating the definitions of strategy offered by leading scholars in the field. Part of the confusion surrounding the issue of strategy can be

Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation

Design management - the management of design strategies, processes and projects - is an intricate subject. As the role of design in the world continues to broaden, organisations are increasingly

Japanese-style management, product design and corporate strategy

Product Design: A Review and Research Agenda for Management Studies

This paper reviews research on product design in the broad domain of business studies. It highlights established and emerging perspectives and lines of inquiry, and organizes them around three core