Understanding changes and future orientations in design
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In this study, future orientations in design are proposed. Futures Studies as a field of research on building plausible futures scenarios and proposing policy alternatives for achieving these scenarios in socio-technologic perspectives is analyzed and integrated into design. Design and its expanded relation with technology and social, cultural contexts are examined for having an in-depth understanding of current approaches in design. Under current approaches, design of material objects versus design of immaterial structures, design as process of interaction, localization and customization, enjoyment and pleasure as a part of function, and finally creation of needs and future consumers are presented. In the light of these current approaches, future orientations in design theory, design profession, and design education are obtained.
TS171.4 .I76 2003
Design, Industrial History 20th century.