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Design: A Very Short Introduction John Heskett wants to transform the way we think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal, and the car we drive to work in, to the medical equipment used to save lives Design combines need and desire in the form of a practical object that can also reflect the user s identity and aspirations through its form and decoration This concise guide to contemporary design goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects Heskett also reveals how simple objects, such as a toothpick, can have their design modified to suit the specific cultural behaviour in different countries There are also fascinating insights into how major companies such as Nokia, Ford, and Sony approach design Finally, the author gives us an exciting vision of what design can offer us in the future, showing in particular how it can humanize new technology ABOUT THE SERIES The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area These pocket sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable

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11 thoughts on “Design: A Very Short Introduction

  1. CiaoSara CiaoSara says:

    I bought this book for my management of design course and I only had to read the first 4 chapters.I have to say that, for what I read, the book is clear and easily understandable even by people who are not accustomed to the topic.

  2. Matthew Matthew says:

    The Very Short Introductions are a major educational resource There are presently over 500 small books covering a very wide range of subjects Although short, the Introductions are substantial in content Everyone would benefit from reading these books to broaden their knowledge and understanding in diverse areas of life Perseverance with some subjects may be required but be prepared to be surprised, enlightened and enriched.

  3. delaney d. delaney d. says:

    I recently purchased A very short introduction Design, from as a Christmas gift for my mother Unfortunately from pages 52 83 there is a printing error in sets of two pages, every other set has no printing this accounts for 16 pages in total without content text ink images are provided This is obviously very frustrating and slightly imbarressing for me regarding my incomplete gift.

  4. Rawa Serwan Rawa Serwan says:

    Great book to introduce you to the world of design would recommend to anyone genuinely interested in design or wants to get to know about design very quickly

  5. Pedro Silva Pedro Silva says:

    As usual on books of this series, the author goes straight to the point, without superfluous words.Written in a very ellegant way, this book gives the reader the essentials of design in a nutshell, without effort, just like reeding a novel Excellent historic background, accurate notions, very helpful examples and pictures.If you want a good grasp on this subject with 3 hours of reading, don t miss it.

  6. French navy French navy says:

    It was a present and the recipient was very happy

  7. discount4real discount4real says:

    Must read if you are interested in beautiful things Introduction to principles of good design written for the novice.

  8. Michael C Smith Michael C Smith says:

    Excellent product excellent service

  9. Yehezkel Dror Yehezkel Dror says:

    This book is a good introduction to some parts of design theory and practice, using limited space well But it neglects and also ignores important subjects, such as cultural traditions of design such as in Finland and Japan legal protection of designs, as intellectual property or patents some main domains of design, such as fashion and the role of opinion leaders and fashions in creating demand for particular designs.More serious are the partly wrong treatments of broader issues, especially in the final chapters Thus, they wrongly discuss industrial policies as a modern form of mercantilism, expect that design decisions beyond one s personal habitat can be made with the participation of multitudes, and charge design with making contributions to major global issues far beyond its potentials.One final small but irritating point, which is the responsibility of the publisher There are many spelling errors in German worlds.Professor Yehezkel DrorThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  10. Andrea Andrea says:

    Best synopsis i ever read on the meaning of design in history and human life invaluable for the modern design to explore this point of view.

  11. J.Adams J.Adams says:

    What s not to love about a college text which is VERY short Actually this was one of my daughter s college textbooks, not mine Since her prof required it, I assume it is a good book on design.

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