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Design Way Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World

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ISBN-10: 0262018179

ISBN-13: 9780262018173

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Harold G. Nelson, Erik Stolterman

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Humans did not discover fire--they designed it. Design is not defined by software programs, blueprints, or font choice. When we create new things--technologies, organizations, processes, systems, environments, ways of thinking--we engage in design. With this expansive view of design as their premise, in The Design Way, Harold Nelson and Erik Stolterman make the case for design as its own culture of inquiry and action. They offer not a recipe for design practice or theorizing but a formulation of design culture's fundamental core of ideas. These ideas--which form "the design way"--are applicable to an infinite variety of design domains, from such traditional fields as architecture and…    
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 7/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Erik Stolterman is Professor and Director of the HCID Program at the School of Informatics, Indiana University.

Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments from First Edition
The First Tradition
The Ultimate Particular
The Whole
Interpretation and Measurement
Imagination and Communication
Composing and Connecting
Craft and Material
The Evil of Design
The Splendor of Design
The Guarantor-of-Design (g.o.d.)
A Drawing Together
Becoming a Designer
Being a Designer
The Way Forward