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Design and the Social Sciences Making Connections

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ISBN-10: 0415273765

ISBN-13: 9780415273763

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jorge Frascara

List price: $195.00
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This book explains how social psychology, sociology and anthropology can provide valuable techniques for investigating the relationship between people and design. Written not only by designers and applied theorists, but also by specialists working at the front line in the consumer product industries, the book discusses the existing realities and the benefits that an interdisciplinary approach could bring to research, practice and education. It also identifies and defines possible directions for interdisciplinary work connecting design and the social sciences. Design and the Social Sciences provides methods that will result in products that are functional and ergonomically sound.
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Book details

List price: $195.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 4/25/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.45" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Notes on contributors
From user-centered to participatory design approaches
Human factors for pleasure seekers
Communications artifacts: the design of objects and the object of design
People-centered design: complexities and uncertainties
Social sciences and design innovation
Design language: confluence of behavioral, social, and cultural factors
Design moves: approximating a desired future with users
Emotion and urban experience: implications for design
Wayfinding research and design: an interdisciplinary approach in the development of design knowledge and its application
Preventing drug interactions in older adults: a collaborative study
Fieldnotes from home: anthropology and design on exhibition
Research and design collaboration: a case study
The technical and the social in engineering education
Making connections: design and the social sciences
Appearance, form, and the retrieval of prior knowledge
The influence of affect on cognitive processes: implications of the informative nature of affect in the area of industrial and product design
Gendered spaces of domesticity
Social science as a design profession: new visions and relationships
Two weddings and still no funeral: sociology, design and the interprofessional project
Design and the social sciences
Conclusions: design and the social sciences, a reconnaissance