1st Edition

Design Management Case Studies

By David Hands, Jack Ingram, Robert Jerrard Copyright 2002
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    250 Pages
    by Routledge

    Design Management Case Studies provides an unusual and timely contribution to knowledge of the management of product and service innovation. The six case studies described are from large and small companies in the UK and overseas. They cover a diverse range of industrial contexts including architecture, consumer products and services, textiles and clothing. Each case study includes an audit procedure, the main research methods used and key findings, providing both a unique understanding and different working definitions of design management in action. The book focuses on design management policy audits from selected companies, emphasizing the importance of communication. It also includes descriptions of the overall nature of design management, together with review and project questions that will enable the development and teaching of design management and design auditing. It provides useful insights into the way that design can be used as a strategic business tool. This invaluable textbook is a welcome contribution to design management, for those studying, teaching and practising in the area.

    List of figures, List of tables, Notes on contributors, Preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction, PART I Notes on the nature of Design Management, PART II Research methodologies for postgraduate studies in Design Management, Index


    Robert Jerrard is Professor of Design Studies at the Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England. He has published widely and his research interests include risk assessment in design, ethnicity and entrepreneurship, and work based learning.
    David Hands is Senior Research Assistant at the Istitute of Art and Design, University of Central England. He has worked and published widely in the area of design policy analysis.
    Jack Ingram is Chair of the Programme of Postgraduate Design courses at the institute of Art and Design, University of Central England. He has published widely and is co-founder and executive editor of The Design Journal.