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Designing for Society : Products and Services for a Better World - (Paperback)

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Our globalised world is encountering problems on an unprecedented scale. Many of the issues we face as societies extend beyond the borders of our nations. Phenomena such as terrorism, climate change, immigration, cybercrime and poverty can no longer be understood without considering the complex socio-technical systems that support our way of living. It is widely acknowledged that to contend with any of the pressing issues of our time, we have to substantially adapt our lifestyles. To adequately counteract the problems of our time, we need interventions that help us actually adopt the behaviours that lead us toward a more sustainable and ethically just future.

In Designing for Society, Paul Hekkert and Nynke Tromp provide a hands-on tool for design professionals and students who wish to use design to counteract social issues. Viewing the artefact as a unique means of facilitating behavioural change to realise social impact, this book goes beyond the current trend of applying design thinking to enhancing public services, and beyond the idea of the designer as a facilitator of localised social change.

Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Art, Social Science, Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Nynke Tromp & Paul Hekkert
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2018
TCIN: 51772544
UPC: 9781472567987
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-2833
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