The role of ipd in facilitating design thinking and creativity

Derek H.T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson

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To fully appreciate the role of design thinking (DT) on integrated project delivery (IPD), this chapter focuses on its ability to impact value generation. A number of triggers for uncertainty are unleashed due to the pace of project development from requirements identification through to project realisation together with varying levels of uncertainty or ambiguity that may be encountered. The process of creativity has also attracted a lot of attention and been extensively written about with a significant serious focus on ways of thinking. IPD projects move through phases where the situation is more akin to the traditional ordered, simple, or complicated project situation where a strategy of exploiting existing knowledge, techniques and processes is appropriate because precedence and consequence patterns are discernible to guide planning and action. The chapter illustrates how integration and collaboration would occur on IPD projects both in theory and in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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