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Advanced methods

ADVANCED DESIGN METHODS for successful innovation

Innovation is the key to our future, for the companies we work for, for us as designers, and for the universities educating new generations of designers. The tools we use are becoming increasingly sophisticated, matching the complex intricacies of the products, services and solutions we are working on. The world we work in is changing and so are we: our field of design is coming of age.

Our message is simple and straightforward: to help organisations adopt advanced design methods, equipping them to deal with the dynamic development environments we encounter as practitioners. This supports Design United’s mission: to stimulate and increase interaction between design practitioners and the university design schools. This is vital, as the implementation of advanced design methods requires intensive collaboration when defining and resolving research challenges, and developing new research methods and tools.

This is meant to be a hands-on book. It has been written by researchers working in the field of innovative design questions. They tell us what they have done and how they did it, based on real-life cases. This book provides readers with a clear overview of recently researched and developed design methods that have the potential of making many individuals and organisations more successful in achieving their goals.



Jos Thalen, Julia Garde, Mieke van der Bijl-Brouwer, Froukje Sleeswijk Visser, Christelle Harkema, Frederik Hoolhorst, Jasper van Kuijk, Tristan Weevers, Erik Roscam Abbing, Guido Stompff, Rens Brankaert, Mascha van der Voort, Frido Smulders, Rick Schifferstein, Elke den Ouden, Cees de Bont.

ISBN 978 94 6186 213 6


Download the digital version of the book here.

Watch a video of Cees de Bont about the book here.

The hard copy of the book will be for sale online from January 2014!