Design: A Very Short Introduction

Design: A Very Short Introduction

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John Heskett aims to transform the way readers 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. 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. 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.This concise guide to contemporary design goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalize objects.


Title:Design: A Very Short Introduction
Author: John Heskett
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2005
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