Chapter 6 from John Heskett’s book Industrial Design. This excerpt is from the Dutch translation and covers the rise of industrial design as a profession. Pay attention to the industrial, technological and economic context in which the profession arose. Enjoy, but don’t worry about all the examples.
Craig Martin’s book illuminates the “development of containerization”- including design history, standardization, aesthetics, and a surprising speculative discussion of the futurity of shipping containers.
According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. With this book, Csikszentmihalyi aims to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments.
Partner of IDEO, Tom Kelley, tells about their way of working behind the scenes: leading to both big successes and joyful failures.
A book that takes formalisation in a completely different direction. Trying to take the perspective of empathy and how to think and be in their practice of design.
The entire Design for Real World. You can read chapter 1 as enriching material.
A book by John Thackara about how to design a world in which we rely less on stuff, and more on people.
Excerpt from Guy Julier’s book Culture of Design. Please read until “Designers as ‘Cultural Intermediaries'” (so pages 46-53). If you want to read further, feel free to read the rest of the chapter as enriching material.
Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need.
Another excerpt from the Delft Design Guide. Only the synectics spread is mandatory material, but also take a look at the other spreads in the enriching section.