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Design things

By: Telier, A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Design thinking. Publisher: Cambridge The MIT Press 2011Description: xvi, 239 p.ISBN: 9780262016278.Subject(s): Architecture - Psychological aspects | Architecture and technology | Design - Study and teaching (Higher) | Design and technologyDDC classification: 724.7 Summary: Design Things, which grew out of the Atelier (Architecture and Technology for Inspirational Living) research project, goes beyond the making of a single object to view design projects as sociomaterial assemblies of humans and artifacts--design things. The book offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, providing empirical support for the authors' conceptual framework with field projects, case studies, and examples from professional practice. The authors examine the dynamics of the design process; the multiple transformations of the object of design; metamorphing, performing, and taking place as design strategies; the concept of the design space as emerging landscapes; the relation between design and use; and the design of controversial things. (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12740)
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Design Things, which grew out of the Atelier (Architecture and Technology for Inspirational Living) research project, goes beyond the making of a single object to view design projects as sociomaterial assemblies of humans and artifacts--design things. The book offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, providing empirical support for the authors' conceptual framework with field projects, case studies, and examples from professional practice. The authors examine the dynamics of the design process; the multiple transformations of the object of design; metamorphing, performing, and taking place as design strategies; the concept of the design space as emerging landscapes; the relation between design and use; and the design of controversial things. (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12740)

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