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The Essential Handbook
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About the book
Design Management is the essential handbook to all things design. As a discipline, design management is continually in motion; changing, responding and adapting to the dynamics of social and business transformation. As a business function, it combines project management, design, strategy and supply chain techniques to enable the creation of more effectively designed products, services, communications and brands. As such, it is relevant to a very broad range of industries and sectors, and Design Management recognizes this by structuring content around four key universal perspectives: values, horizons, visions, and futures. These perspectives give an overview of the development, key issues and future direction of design management.
Meticulously researched, Design Management goes beyond individual project-level implementation to explore design strategy at both organizational and macro levels. By showcasing its impact all the way up to industrial and national application, students will gain a deep understanding of the nuances, scope and scalability of design. Filled with vibrant case studies and guest perspectives from a spectrum of industry leaders and policy makers, this book is an invaluable real-world commentary on design's role as a key asset in organizational activity. The book's engaging and accessible style provides students and practitioners with everything needed to foster a climate of creative engagement.
Online resources include a valuable toolkit of PowerPoint slides, review questions, project questions, activity worksheets and further reading.
About the authors
- A wonderful book which not only gives a holistic view about design management in a broad context, but also practically combines methods and tools with case studies. It is a powerful handbook that every innovator in design business needs to read.
- CAI Jun, Professor, Academy of Arts & Design / Director of Design Management Research Lab, Tsinghua University