Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. Design Research Now Essays and Selected Projects charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society.
The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, the UK and Italy.