Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Introduction

    1. Ralf Michel
      Pages 15-19
  3. Essays I

  4. Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Paul Chamberlain, Peter Gardner, Rebecca Lawton
      Pages 99-116
    3. Ianus Keller
      Pages 119-132
    4. Ezio Manzini, Anna Meroni
      Pages 157-179
  5. Essays II

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now – Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society.

The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, the UK and Italy.


BIRD Design Design Science Designforschung Swiss Design Network design research rhetoric

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 2007
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7643-8471-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7643-8472-2
  • About this book