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The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

Edited by: Penny Sparke , Fiona Fischer

Print publication date:  June  2016
Online publication date:  June  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138780507
eBook ISBN: 9781315562087
Adobe ISBN: 9781317203292

10.4324/9781315562087
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Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more.

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections:

  • Defining Design: Discipline, Process
  • Defining Design: Objects, Spaces
  • Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation
  • Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday
  • Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation
  • Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation

Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa.

This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Free for all Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Wall Street bounded and unbinding Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Connectivity through service design Download PDF
Chapter  5:  A curious journey into an unknown world Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Design decision-making Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Drawing the dotted line Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The craft and design of dressmaking, 1880–1907 Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Artifice, materials, and the choices of design Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Writing the design history of computers Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Keeping it on the surface Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Table Stories Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Wall Street(s) Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Beyond perfection Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Modern dressing Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Arranging the aspidistras Download PDF
Chapter  17:  From Bright Young Thing to vile body to posthumous reliquary Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Designing childhood Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Futures fairs Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A difficult road Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The cultural representation of graphic design in East and West Germany, 1949 to 1970 Download PDF
Chapter  22:  A match made in Utopia? Download PDF
Chapter  23:  From ergonomics to empathy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  How products satisfy needs beyond the functional Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Refashioning disability Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Socially inclusive design Download PDF
Chapter  27:  What is “socially responsive design and innovation”? Download PDF
Chapter  28:  User experience design in digital service innovation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Design + anthropology Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Design, daily life, and matters of taste Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Configuring design as politics now Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Design for the Real world Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Impossible maybe, perhaps quite likely Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Design for meaningful innovation Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Towards holistic sustainability design Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Regulating design Download PDF
Chapter  37:  A world history of design Download PDF
Chapter  38:  ‘Why then the world’s mine oyster’ Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Designing and consuming the modern in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Three Dutchnesses of Dutch design Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The staging of Indian national identity through exhibitions, 1850 to 1947 Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Exhibiting independent India Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Design Before Design in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The Cold War Design Business of John D. Rockefeller 3rd Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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