101 Design Ingredients to Solve Big Tech Problems

Eewei Chen

Published by

Pragmatic Bookshelf

ISBN

9781937785321

RRP

£27.50

Reviewed by

Uma Kanagaratnam MBCS, Senior Product Support Specialist

Score

9 out of 10

It seems that a lot of the time organisations have become complacent when it comes to solving big tech problems. Often we are seen firefighting, readily opting for a quick solution to pacify our customers.

Companies are in competition with each other, and the pressure means that they fail to invest in researching the right technology and capitalising on great opportunities.

In this book, the author Eewei Chen presents the readers with an insight on how to approach a problem in order to resolve it. He takes the reader back to the basics and some of what he discusses is obvious to those familiar with problem solving. However, his delivery of his ideas will get the readers thinking again of the various ingredients out there to be used for problem solving.

These ingredients are not limited and therefore inspire the readers to be brave to adopt or adapt them to improve and attain success of the business, project or team relationships.

The book is divided into five parts, with the first four corresponding to the stages of a project. The final part is dedicated to real case studies, including one on Google, which has innovated and managed to stay ahead, adapting to changing demands.

This is a factual and easy-to-read book that will give the reader inspiration to tackle problems. The book is well written with useful links, quotes and interesting illustrations.

The book scores 9/10 in terms of content and value for money as it reinforces the need to solve an issue by getting to the root cause and not just firefighting.

Further information: Pragmatic Bookshelf

January 2014