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DESIGN, WHEN EVERYBODY DESIGNS: AN INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION. Ezio Manzini. MIT Press, Cambridge, 2015. Design Thinking, Design Theory. 252 pp. with 58 ills. 24 x 16 cm. LC 2014-22589 ISBN 9780262028608 In English.
Publisher's description: In a changing world everyone designs: each individual person and each collective subject, from enterprises to institutions, from communities to cities and regions, must define and enhance a life project. Sometimes these projects generate unprecedented solutions; sometimes they converge on common goals and realize larger transformations. As Ezio Manzini describes in this book, we are witnessing a wave of social innovations as these changes unfold -- an expansive open co-design process in which new solutions are suggested and new meanings are created. Manzini distinguishes between diffuse design (performed by everybody) and expert design (performed by those who have been trained as designers) and describes how they interact. He maps what design experts can do to trigger and support meaningful social changes, focusing on emerging forms of collaboration. These range from community-supported agriculture in China to digital platforms for medical care in Canada; from interactive storytelling in India to collaborative housing in Milan.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Several Media — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 164505
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