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The Design of Material, Organism, and Minds

Different Understandings of Design

Editors: Konsorski-Lang, Silke, Hampe, Michael (Eds.)

  • Examines design as a key step in different disciplines of science, engineering, management, and architecture
  • Provides a systematic approach towards finding appropriate design methods
  • Covers design and the evolution of appropriate design processes
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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.

 

 

About the authors

Since March 1st, 2008, Silke Konsorski-Lang has been Institute and Research Coordinator at the Institute for Visual Computing in the Department of Computer Science at the ETH Zurich. Prior to this, she was Managing Director of the Competence Center for Digital Design & Modeling. She earned her PhD degree (Dr.sc.techn.) at the ETH Zurich for her work on the investigation of video systems, especially 3D videos, in the field of architecture.

Since October 1st, 2003, Michael Hampe has been full Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at the ETH Zürich. He studied Philosophy, Psychology and German Literature in Heidelberg and Cambridge and got his M.A. in Heidelberg in 1984. From 1984 to 1989 he studied Biology, specializing in Neurobiology and Genetics, and was employed as assistant in Philosophy, both at Heidelberg University.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is a collection of essays on design … . The introduction … clearly outlines the objective of the book and summarizes the main points of each of the eleven chapters that follow. People with a general interest in design … want to look it up as an account of practitioners about their fields of expertise. … it might be found interesting by those who … seek an introduction to some of the diverse ways in which design manifests itself throughout our contemporary culture.” (Jorge Frascara, Information Design Journal, Vol. 18 (3), 2010)

“This set of papers attempts to create that concept through an eclectic set of examples: the design of the MINI automobile, computer games design, intelligent materials, drug design, architecture, and so on. … The chapters are written by different authors who clearly come from different backgrounds. This is good in terms of giving the book an interdisciplinary feel … . The individual chapters are interesting, and most have several brief case studies from the field at hand … .” (Joan Horvath, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2011)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Why Is Design Important?

    Konsorski-Lang, Silke (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Product Design: The Design of the Environment and the Surroundings

    Frenkler, Fritz

    Pages 21-27

  • MINI: Empathetic Design for the Future

    Hildebrand, Gert

    Pages 29-38

  • The Design and Development of Computer Games

    Gross, Markus (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Drug Design: Designer Drugs

    Folkers, Gerd (et al.)

    Pages 53-63

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-69002-3
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-68995-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Design of Material, Organism, and Minds
Book Subtitle
Different Understandings of Design
Editors
  • Silke Konsorski-Lang
  • Michael Hampe
Series Title
X.media.publishing
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69002-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69002-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68995-9
Series ISSN
1612-1449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations
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