Design History: A Students' Handbook - PDF Free DownloadWorld history, as an institutional enterprise with a community of scholars, a journal, and a professional association, is a comparatively recent phenomenon. Although comprehensive world histories continue to appear, design historians are only gradually confronting the question of how a world history of design might be written. A major problem is the limited definition of design that has, for many scholars, confined its study to industrialized regions of the world. We need to understand how different cultures have provided for their respective material needs, as well as how larger forces of politics and economics have shaped the conditions for material production in those cultures. Design is an integral component of modern production and a world history of design should argue for its vital role in economic development. Other issues include the rise of nationalism and the question of race. Looking at the history of design from a world perspective enables us to see that people of all ethnic backgrounds have been active designers within their own communities, even if they have largely worked outside the orbit of advanced industrialization.
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Design theory: history, state of the art and advancements
Research in Engineering Design. Over the last few years there have been important efforts to improve the rigor, unity and operationality of Design theories. These theories echoed issues in practices e. They contributed to ground a research community that has been reinvigorated by several initiatives. This special issue was launched to gain better understanding of the early efforts in design theory, as well as showcasing promising contemporary research in design theory. A public call for papers CFP was published that attracted 19 submissions ranging from various aspects of design methods to values in engineering design including those addressed design theory directly. After an extensive review process we choose those papers that addressed directly Design theory as their primary object of inquiry.
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