Design

ISBN-10: 0192854461

ISBN-13: 9780192854469

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Heskett
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Description: John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives. Design combines 'need' and 'desire' in the form of a practical object that can also reflect the user's identity and aspirations through its form and decoration. This concise guide to contemporary design goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects. Heskett also reveals how simple objects, such as a toothpick, can have their design modified to suit the specific cultural behaviour in different countries. There are also fascinating insights into how major companies such as Nokia, Ford, and Sony approach design. Finally, the author gives us an exciting vision of what design can offer us in the future, showing in particular how it can humanize new technology.

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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

List of illustrations
What is design?
The historical evolution of design
Utility and significance
Objects
Communications
Environments
Identities
Systems
Contexts
Futures
Further reading
Index
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