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DESIGN: HISTORY, THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PRODUCT DESIGN
Bernhard E. Bürdek

Birkhauser, 2005
Hardcover
483 pages
Fully illustrated, colour & b+w.
ISBN: 3764370297

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This book is an essential reference for students of design as well as for professional product designers, and anyone interested in the meanings behind design. Bernhard Bürdek traces the progress of design from its beginnings in the late 19th century, through the most significant movements of the 20th century up to those recent developments in biological engineering which will shape the 21st century. Design is now a discipline in its own right and its expertise can be incorporated within interdisciplinary processes. The most important fundamental principles of design theory and methodology are presented, looking in particular at the communicative function of products and highlighting aspects such as corporate and service design, design management, strategic design, interface/interaction design and human design. The book also shows the effects of globalisation on the discipline, summarising the current state of design in different parts of the world, and portraying global players and collaborations.

 

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