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Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more.


The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections:











Defining Design: Discipline, Process
Defining Design: Objects, Spaces
Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation
Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday
Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation
Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation








Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa.





This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 554 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 35.56mm | 1,474g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 96 Halftones, black and white; 9 Tables, black and white
  • 1138780502
  • 9781138780507
  • 2,610,475

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION


Penny Sparke






PART ONE


Defining Design: Discipline, Process











Penelope Dean



Free For All









Jilly Traganou



Wall Street Bounded and Unbinding: The Spatial as a Multifocal Lens in Design Studies









Alison Prendiville



Connectivity Through Service Design









Louise Valentine



A Curious Journey into an Unknown World









Christopher Boyko, Yi Chang Lee, Rachel Cooper,



Design Decision Making









Lois Weinthal



Drawing the Dotted Line









Janice Helland



The Craft and Design of Dressmaking, 1880 -1907


PART TWO


Defining Design: Objects, Spaces









Robert Friedel



Artifice, Materials and the Choices of Design









Paul Atkinson



Writing the Design History of Computers









Victoria Kelley



Keeping it on the Surface: Design, Surfaces and Taste









Trevor Keeble



Table Stories: History, Meaning and Narrative in Contemporary Homemaking









Marilyn Cohen



Wall Street(s)









Viviana Narotzky



Beyond Perfection. Object and process in twenty-first century design and material culture








PART THREE


Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation









Christopher Breward



Modern Dressing: the suit as practice and symbol









Penny Sparke



Arranging the Aspidistras: nature, culture and the design of the feminine sphere in the nineteenth century









John Potvin



From Bright Young Thing to Vile Body to Posthumous Reliquary: Stephen Tennant, queer excess and the decadent interior









Amy Ogata



Designing Childhood









Noel Waite



Futures Fairs: Industrial exhibitions in New Zealand 1865-1925









Paul Hazell



A Difficult Road: Designing a post-colonial car for Africa









Jeremy Aynsley



The Cultural Representation of Graphic Design in East and West Germany, 1949 to 1970









Kjetil Fallan



A Match Made in Utopia: the uneasy love affair of art and industry in Scandinavia








PART FOUR


Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday









Barbara Penner



From Ergonomics to Empathy: Herman Miller and MetaForm









Deana McDonagh



How Products Satisfy Needs Beyond the Functional: empathy supporting consumer-product relationships









Joseph McBrinn



Refashioning disability: the case of Painted Fabrics Ltd, 1915-1959









Rama Gheerawo



Socially Inclusive Design: a people-centred perspective









Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe



What is "Socially Responsive Design and Innovation"?









Ming Cheung



Use Experience Design in Digital Service Information









Prasad Boradkar



Design + Anthropology: An Emergent Discipline






Ben Highmore



Design, Daily Life and Matters of Taste








PART FIVE


Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation









Tony Fry



Configuring Design as Politics Now









Alison Clarke



Design for the Real World: Victor Papanek and the Emergence of Humane Design









Eeva Berglund



Impossible Maybe, Perhaps Quite Likely: Activist design in Helsinki's urban wastelands









Stuart Walker



Design for Meaningful Innovation









Rebecca Reubens



Towards Holistic Sustainability Design: The Rhizome Approach









Fiona Fisher





Regulating Design: The Spaces and Boundaries of the Late Nineteenth-Century Public House






PART SIX


Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation











Victor Margolin



A World History of Design









Grace Lees-Maffei



"Why Then the World's my Oyster": Consumption and Globalization, 1851 to the Present









Meltem O Gurel



Designing and Consuming the Modern in Turkey









Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz



Three Dutchnesses of Dutch Design: The Construction of a National Practice at the InterPART of National and International Dynamics









Tanishka Kachru



The Staging of Indian National Identity Through Exhibitions, 1850-1947









Elise Hodson



Exhibiting Independent India: Textiles and Ornamental Arts at the Museum of Modern Art in New York









Christine Guth



Design before Design in Japan









Yuko Kikuchi





The Cold War Design Business of John D. Rockefeller
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About Penny Sparke

Penny Sparke is a Professor of Design History and Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at Kingston University, London. Her publications include Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration (2005), The Modern Interior (2008) and An Introduction to Design and Culture, 1900 to the present, 3rd edition (2012).


Fiona Fisher is a Researcher in Design History at the Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) at Kingston University, London. Her recent publications include Designing the British Post-War Home: Kenneth Wood, 1948-1968 (2015) and, co-edited with Christopher Breward and Ghislaine Wood, British Design: Tradition and Modernity After 1948 (2015).
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