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  • The Routledge Companion to Design Researchby Paul Rodgers; Joyce Yee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters... more...

  • Diversity and Designby Beth Tauke; Korydon Smith; Charles Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often hidden, consequences design decisions and processes... more...

  • Design Historyby Hazel Conway

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge of design history, art or architecture is assumed. more...

  • The Semantic Turnby Klaus Krippendorff

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 115.95

    Responding to cultural demands for meaning, user-friendliness, and fun as well as the opportunities of the emerging information society, The Semantic Turn boldly outlines a new science for design that gives designers previously unavailable grounds on which to state their claims and validate their designs. It sets the stage by reviewing the history... more...

  • What Designers Knowby Bryan Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how designers use drawings in communicating their ideas and how... more...

  • A Practical Guide to Teaching Design and Technology in the Secondary Schoolby Gwyneth Owen-Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 44.95

    Containing a wealth of practical activities and materials that provide excellent opportunities to analyse learning and performance within Design and Technology, this book also includes case studies and examples of existing good practice and a range of tried-and-tested strategies. Specially designed to be written in directly it provides a useful record... more...

  • Design: A Very Short Introductionby John Heskett

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects. more...

  • Designers Visionaries and Other Storiesby Jonathan Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative... more...

  • Embracing Complexity in Designby Katerina Alexiou; Jeffrey Johnson; Theodore Zamenopoulos

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 47.95

    Outlining state-of-the-art developments in the area of complexity and design, this book collates them into a unique and authoritative resource for both the design and complex systems communities. The book is based on research which focuses on a variety of different themes and domains, including architecture, engineering, environmental design, art,... more...

  • Better Make It Real: Creating Authenticity in an Increasingly Fake Worldby Jill Morin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 64.00

    For the first time in recent history, trust is as important to corporate reputation as quality of products and services, according to the 2010 Edelman Trust Barometer. Still, nearly 70 percent of people say that organizations will revert to "business as usual" once the economy recovers. Moreover, U.S. job satisfaction is at a 22-year-low, according... more...