The Design of Material, Organism, and Minds

Different Understandings of Design

  • Silke Konsorski-Lang
  • Michael Hampe

Part of the book series (XMEDIAPUBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Silke Konsorski-Lang, Michael Hampe
      Pages 3-18
  3. Design of Objects & Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 20-20
    2. Gert Hildebrand
      Pages 29-38
    3. Markus Gross, Robert W. Sumner, Nils Thürey
      Pages 39-51
    4. Gerd Folkers, Elvan Kut, Martin Boyer
      Pages 53-63
  4. Design of Environments for Living

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 86-86
    2. Meinhard von Gerkan
      Pages 87-93
    3. Jan Halatsch, Antje Kunze, Remo Burkhard, Gerhard Schmitt
      Pages 95-108
    4. Christophe Girot, James Melsom, Alexandre Kapellos
      Pages 109-115
  5. Design of Minds

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 118-118
    2. Vera Bühlmann
      Pages 119-130
    3. Wibke Weber
      Pages 131-141
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-156

About this book


Design is eminent throughout different disciplines of science, engineering, humanities, and art. However, within these disciplines, the way in which the term design is understood and applied differs significantly. There still is a profound lack of interdisciplinary research on this issue. The same term is not even guaranteed to carry the same meaning as soon as one crosses over to other disciplines. Therefore, related synergies between disciplines remain largely unexplored and unexploited.This book will address design in the hope of promoting a deeper understanding of it across various disciplines, and to support Design Science as a discipline, which attempts to cover the vast number of currently isolated knowledge sources.




Design Design Research Design Science Design of Minds Designer Designer Drugs Dialogical Design Modeling Sound-Color-Space Project Verification applied virtuality computer games design of music visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Silke Konsorski-Lang
    • 1
  • Michael Hampe
    • 2
  1. 1.ETH ZürichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Abt. PhilosophieETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68995-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69002-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1449
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