Economies of Design
The book exudes thoroughness, and yet it comes with a personal touch. Julier’s is a rare perspective that has had an effect on me…I can recommend this book not only to design students, design practitioners, and design academics but to a much wider audience of those interested in a multi-disciplinary perspective on how mankind shapes the world. …[it] is very well written. It uncovers deeper insights that add to our understanding of design.
Cees de Bont, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China in She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. Volume 2, Issue 3, Autumn 2016, Pages 269-270
It’s so good to see a copy of your book, which is a great source for myself – a desperate design management tutor who is struggling to find some sources that goes beyond the “value of design” and how it is the key to the “business success”! Indeed, every year I begin my design management course explaining students that I do not share the mainstream approach to design management, which is rarely concerned with the realities of designers’ working conditions and experiences. I dedicate half of the course to issues such as power relations in the workplace, interdisciplinary relations, gender relations in design etc.
So, many thanks for publishing this book.
Assitant Professor, Department of Industrial Design
Faculty of Architecture
Middle East Technical University
Very delighted to have received your book in the post today. First thought after a quick skim was…. blimey Guy, how did you sustain that level of research and analysis while keeping it readable and lucid. It manages to keep a lightness of touch in the way you write. I very much like the look and feel of the publication too – something that you might want to take to read on hols or in the bath.
Media And Arts Partnership, Leeds