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Principia Designae - Pre-Design, Design, and Post-Design

Social Motive for the Highly Advanced Technological Society

  • Toshiharu Taura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General and Philosophical Consideration on Pre-design, Design, and Post-design

  3. Culture and Cognition of Pre-design, Design, and Post-design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Hernan Casakin, Shulamith Kreitler
      Pages 77-89
    3. Barbara Tversky
      Pages 91-102
  4. Technology and Society of Pre-design, Design, and Post-design

  5. Models of Pre-design, Design, and Post-design

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-239

About this book


This book presents a broad design purview within the framework of “pre-design, design, and post-design” by focusing on the “motive of design,” which implies an underlying reason for the design of a product. The chapters are comprised of papers based on discussions at the “Design Research Leading Workshop” held in Nara, Japan, in 2013. This book encourages readers to enhance and expand their thinking within a widened design perspective.


Culture Design Process Post-design Pre-design Science & Technology Social Motive

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiharu Taura
    • 1
  1. 1.Organization of Advanced Science and TechnologyKobe UniversityKobeJapan

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