Design Research for Change includes books that highlight the wide-ranging social, cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of emerging design research on industry, governments, and the wider public. The series will reach across disciplinary, methodological, and conceptual boundaries and will include scholars from around the globe. The series will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of social design, design history, design research, design culture studies, and design studies.
Design Materials and Making for Social Change From Materials We Explore to Materials We Wear
Design, Philosophy and Making Things Happen
Metadesigning Designing in the Anthropocene
Design for People Living with Dementia
By Yoko Akama, Joyce Yee
November 29, 2023
Rooted in the places, cultures, histories and wisdoms of the diverse Asia-Pacific region, this book gathers heterogeneous practices of designing social innovation that address various social, political and environmental challenges. In contrast to dominant notions of design from the Global North ...
By Rebecca Earley, Rosie Hornbuckle
June 01, 2023
Design Materials and Making for Social Change spans the two interconnected worlds of the material and the social, at different scales and in different contexts, and explores the value of the knowledge, skills and methods that emerge when design researchers work directly with materials and hold ...
By Brian Dixon
February 03, 2023
Drawing from the work of Dewey, Wittgenstein and Heidegger, this book aims to relate a series of philosophic insights to the practice of engaging in design research for change. These insights are explored and presented as a set of potential strategies for grounding transformative design research ...
By Sarah Morton
September 30, 2022
This edited volume is about the application of design-led approaches for developing interventions that have the intention of addressing real-world issues and problems. The book documents the realities of developing and designing interventions for real people, in a real-world context. The topics ...
By John Wood
June 09, 2022
Long-sighted, radical and provocative, this book offers a foundational framework of concepts, principles and methods (exemplified with selected tools) to enable metadesigners to manage and reinvent their practices. The book reminds readers that designers are, albeit unwittingly, helping to ...
By Paul A. Rodgers
May 06, 2022
This book presents the latest research that shows how design thinking, making, and acting contribute to the co-designing and development of products, spaces, and services with people living with dementia. We know that there is currently no cure for the 130+ kinds of dementia that millions of people...