Austin Center for Design Publishes Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving; Gives it Away for Free Online


I’m pleased to announce the availability of my next book, provided for free in its entirety online at

Titled Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving, the book is presented as a handbook for teaching, learning, and doing meaningful disruptive design work. The book includes an introduction to wicked problems, describing some of the challenges and opportunities of design-led entrepreneurial activities. The text describes the skills necessary for successful entrepreneurship, and offers both methods and curricula for learning how to engage with large scale humanitarian problems.

The book is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which allows anyone to use the contents for their own non-commercial purposes.

Jon Kolko

= Edit: Here’s some nice press we’ve received on the book launch: