1st Edition

Expanding the Frontiers of Design Critical Perspectives

Edited By Gabriela Goldschmidt, Ezri Tarazi Copyright 2024
    520 Pages 110 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Design Thinking, a method widely used in design business and management, has changed the landscape of contemporary design. Whereas in the past non-designers were called upon to serve as external consultants ad-hoc, in an effort to promote creativity and innovation most design teams now consist of a mix of designers and other professionals. The impact of this development on the design landscape in recent years is so far without thorough investigation and analysis of its various influences. This book comprises an edited collection of selected papers from the 13th Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS13) which offers an exploration of Design Thinking from theoretical, practical, and pedagogical perspectives as well as critical analysis of the design process.

    The book is arranged in five parts as follows:

    Part 1: Thinking about design

    Part 2: Design thinking in the studio

    Part 3: Design thinking in practice and professional training

    Part 4: Design teams of diverse backgrounds, Interdisciplinary projects

    Part 5: Design and nature; visual representation

    Providing a comprehensive source for new perspectives on design and Design Thinking, Expanding the Frontiers of Design is ideal for designers and design academics of all disciplines wishing to strengthen and innovate their practice, as well as industry leaders who seek to consolidate their business strategies and evolve their work.



    Part 1 Thinking about design

      1. Designed to write - Christine Toh, Andy Dong, Mike Sharples
      2. What counts as design? No one right answer - Claudia Eckert, Chris McMahon, Martin Stacey
      3. What is design? A semantic analysis of definitions of design - Jan Auernhammer, Chris Ford
      4. What design is not - Newton Dsouza, Tilanka Chandrasekera
      5. Analysing storytelling in design talk using LIWC (Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count) - Almila Akdag, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Peter Lloyd
      6. Designing as self-enactment: Care and responsibility in design practice - Ariel Guersenzvaig, Jonathan Ventura


    Part 2 Design thinking in the studio

    2.1 Contributions towards design as a methodology for material-reflective reconfiguration - Ruth M. Neubauer, Christoph H. Wecht

    2.2 Machine learning and ethics to expand 21st century design boundaries - Martina Sciannamè

    2.3 Factors, strategies, and criteria in design convergence - Naz A.G.Z. Börekçi

    2.4 Innovative teaching methodology: A learning process on how to translate DT knowledge and tools to non-designers - Ana Thudichum Vasconcelos, Carla Paoliello, Ana Lia Santos

    2.5 Empathy goggles - The advantages of a physical empathy exercise when teaching design process and group work - Petra Ahde-Deal, Mette Laier Henriksen

    2.6 Are we that different? Empathy, design pedagogy and cultural objects - Kenny Segal, Jonathan Ventura

    Part 3 Design thinking in practice and professional training

    3.1 Designing for change in complex socio-technical systems - Lina Rylander, Magnus Eneberg

    3.2 Design Thinking meets innovation management – A case study examining how Diplomatic Rebels manage design in organizations - Hanna Lena Bogner, Anna-Sophia Rabe

    3.3 Design thinking and innovation in SMEs: A systematic literature review of barriers and best practices - Fatma Demir, Irina Saur-Amaral, Daniel Ferreira Poloìniac

    3.4 The impact of outsourcing and collaboration on the use of intuition and deliberation: A study of site analysis in the context of architectural design - Diana Osmoìlska, Alan Lewis

    3.5 Considering architects and clients’ interactions through the Design Thinking framework - Audrey Mertens, Yaprak Hamarat, Catherine Elsen

    3.6 Design Thinking workshops for social workers - Joana Alves dos Santos, Joana Moreira, Katja Tschimmel

    3.7 Design process of live-action video instructions - Yvonne Eriksson, Katrin Skagert, Per-Erik Ekwall

    3.8 How do older adults engage as robot co-designers?
    Rapid prototyping supported by lived experiences with technology - Anastasia K. Ostrowski, Cynthia Breazeal, Hae Won Park

    Part 4 Design teams of diverse backgrounds, interdisciplinary projects

    4.1 What is happening when designers from different disciplines work together: Characterization of the design behaviors and design spaces of mechanical and electrical engineers working in teams - John Gero, Julie Milovanovic

    4.2 Teamwork quality in multi-disciplinary design: extending the frontiers of design in education - Hernan Casakin, Gaetano Cascini

    4.3 Changing roles in interdisciplinary Research-through-Design - Berit Godfroij, Remko van der Lugt, Sebastiaan Peek, Rens Brankaert

    Part 5 Design and nature; visual representation

    5.1 Empathic multispecies design – Using empathy to design with animal perspectives in mind - Daniel Metcalfe

    5.2 7D – Ecosystem centered design - Ezri Tarazi

    5.3 Design communicating space tech innovation - Janett Adler, Jea Hoo Na, Martyn Evans

    5.4 Distributed Design Thinking: The role of design representation - James Andrew Self


    Gabriela Goldschmidt is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture. She joined the Technion after years of architectural practice and taught dozens of design studios at the Technion, and as a visitor elsewhere (including the University of Montreal, MIT, Delft University of Technology). Her research interests include design cognition, reasoning, representation and education, visual thinking, sketching, visual analogy, and related topics. She consolidated separate conferences on design thinking into the series DTRS – Design Thinking Research Symposia. Gabriela has published extensively, including on design thinking, and is the author of one book (Linkography: Unfolding the Design Process, MIT Press 2014), and co-editor of another (Design Representation, Springer 2004, with William L. Porter).

    Ezri Tarazi is an industrial designer who was affiliated with the Bezalel Department of Industrial Design for many years, including as head of the department, until he joined the Technion. Most of his work is in R&D, particularly for life-support systems of various kinds. He was a partner in a few start-ups and was a co-founder of IDEO Israel until its closure. He participated in many exhibitions including at prestigious museums and galleries and has led many Design Thinking workshops. Currently, he heads Technion’s Design Tech initiative. He has written two books (Hebrew) including one on Design Thinking.