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Design Research Now

Essays and Selected Projects

by Ralf Michel(ed.) ; Paul Chamberlain(contrib.) ; Gui Bonsiepe(contrib.) ; Nigel Cross(contrib.) ; Ianus Keller(contrib.) ; Joep Frens(contrib.) ; Richard Buchanan(contrib.) ; Anna Meroni(contrib.) ; Klaus Krippendorff(contrib.) ; Pieter Jan Stappers(contrib.) ; Wolfgang Jonas(contrib.) ; Beat Schneider(contrib.) ; Susann Vihma(contrib.) ; Ezio Manzini(contrib.)
Design Research Now by Ralf Michel
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Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now – Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society.
The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, theUK andItaly.

Birkhäuser; December 2012
213 pages; ISBN 9783764384722
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Title: Design Research Now
Author: Ralf Michel; Paul Chamberlain; Gui Bonsiepe; Nigel Cross; Ianus Keller; Joep Frens; Richard Buchanan; Anna Meroni; Klaus Krippendorff; Pieter Jan Stappers; Wolfgang Jonas; Beat Schneider; Susann Vihma; Ezio Manzini
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