Creating breakthrough products: innovation from product planning to program approval


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The complete guide to developing tomorrows most successful innovations!

  • Social, economic, and technological forces that create breakthrough opportunities.
  • Managing the "fuzzy front end" of product development -- when products and markets arent yet defined.
  • Identifying value-adds based on emotion, aesthetics, identity, ergonomics, impact, technology, and quality -- and translating them into real products, features, and styles.
Creating Breakthrough Products identifies the key factors associated with successful innovation, and presents a revolutionary approach to building products that redefine markets -- or even create new ones. Drawing upon nearly a decade of advanced research, Jonathan Cagan and Craig M. Vogel demonstrate how to merge style and technology to deliver products that profoundly connect with the lifestyles and values of their customers. Cagan and Vogel outline a system for product development that begins with a relentless focus on the customer, and integrates the best possible contributions from engineers, industrial designers, interaction designers, market researchers, planners, and marketers. Creating Breakthrough Products shows how to gain real insight into emerging trends -- and how to identify Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success. Learn how to navigate the "fuzzy front end" of the design process, when products and markets arent yet defined, and how to develop product features and styles from seven key opportunities to add value: emotion, aesthetics, identity, ergonomics, impact, technology, and quality. Foreword by Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek.

Jonathan Cagan is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in research concerning early product design, optimization, artificial intelligence, and product development. Craig M. Vogel, Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, chairs the board of the 2,900-member Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and is a board member for the WORLDESIGN Foundation.

1. What Drives New Product Development.
Redefining the Bottom Line. Identifying Product Opportunities: The SET Factors. POG and SET Factor Case Studies.

2. Moving to the Upper Right.
Integrating Style and Technology. Style vs. Technology: A Brief History of the Evolution of Style and Technology in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Middle Class and the Height of Mass Marketing. Positioning Map: Style vs. Technology. Positioning Map of Starbucks. Knockoffs and Rip-offs. Revolutionary vs. Evolutionary Product Development.

3. The Upper Right: The Value Quadrant.
The Sheer Cliff of Value-The Third Dimension. Value Opportunities Value Opportunity Charts and Analysis. The Time and Place for Value Opportunities. The Upper Right for Industrial Products.

4. The Core of a Successful Brand Strategy: Breakthrough Products and Services.
Brand Strategy and Product Strategy. Corporate Commitment to Product and Brand. Corporate Values and Customer Values. Managing Product Brand. Starting from Scratch: Iomega. Maintaining an Established Identity: Harley. Brand and the Value Opportunities.

5. A Comprehensive Approach to User-Centered, Integrated New Product Development.
Clarifying the Fuzzy Front End of New Product Development. User-Centered iNPD Process. Resource Allocation.

6. Integrating Disciplines and Managing Diverse Teams.
User-Centered iNPD Facilitates Customer Value. Understanding Perceptual Gaps. Team Functionality. Part Differentiation Matrix. Issues in Team Management: Team Empowerment. iNPD Team Integration Effectiveness.

7. Understanding the Users Needs, Wants, and Desires.
Overview: Usability and Desirability. An Integrated Approach to a User-Driven Process. Scenario Development (Part I). New Product Ethnography. Lifestyle Reference. Ergonomics: Interaction, Task Analysis, and Anthropometrics. Scenario Development (Part II). Broadening the Focus. Product Definition. Visualizing Ideas and Concepts Early and Often. Research Acknowledgements.

8. Case Studies: The Power of the Upper Right.
Overview of Case Studies.

9. Automotive Design: Product Differentiation through User-Centered iNPD.
The Dynamic SET Factors of the Auto Industry. The Design Process and Complexities. Breaking Down the Process. Positioning: Product Differentiation. The Retro Craze. A Case Study of iNPD at Carnegie Mellon University. Implications of User-Centered iNPD on the Auto Industry.

Research Acknowledgments.
Future Trends.
Have Faith in the Leap.
  • Techniques for identifying breakthrough opportunities Exclusive new analysis techniques draw upon deep insight into social, economic, and technological forces to identify opportunities for extraordinary success, e.g., Sony Walkman.
    • Helps students become far more effective in identifying significant market opportunities.
  • Todays seven most important value-adds Identifies and illuminates seven key opportunities to add value: emotion, aesthetics, identity, ergonomics, impact, technology, and quality.
    • Helps students quickly and systematically determine how their products or services will differentiate themselves.
  • Extensive case study focus Presents in-depth case studies of more than a dozen of todays most important product and ser