Aimed at students of design studies, design history, cultural studies and sociology, The Culture of Design, offers a unique overview of design practice in contemporary culture and society. Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, Julier nevertheless foregrounds the everyday business and professional context in which designers work.
The Culture of Design establishes design culture’ as a distinct discipline; investigates the interactions of design producers and consumers; includes a series of illustrative case studies; and opens up design and design practice for critical interrogation.
What is the social impact of design? How do culture and economics shape the objects and spaces we take for granted? How do design objects, designers, producers and consumers interrelate to create experience? How do new networks of communication and technology change the design process?
Thoroughly revised, this Third Edition:
- explores the iPhone
- digs deep into the digital with a new chapter on networks and mobile technologies
- provides a new chapter on studying design culture
- explores the relationship of design to management and the creative industries