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This book is about changing the 'spaces' of the designed world. It is about how designers think and attribute meanings to what users and clients see as important to them in the design development of projects, and how reflecting about these subjects is valuable when attributing the design choices we make. This book uncovers multiple voices and points of view of various scholars, practitioners, business people and passionate designers, all of whom explore design from such diverse perspectives as research and practice or business and philosophy, and all as drivers of how we mediate experiences and spaces. Poldma and the contributors explore diverse types of spaces, what constitutes 'designed space' and what this means for technology, business, design thinking and doing, ethics, culture, sustainability and society. They hope to provide a source for debate, for conversation and for discussion.
Tiiu Poldma is an academic and award-winning researcher and currently the Vice Dean of Graduate Research in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal, USA. She also coordinates the interior design program at the School of Industrial Design. Her expertise includes creating spaces in flexible and temporal environments using light, color and design elements through changing human user experiences of interior space.
Table of Contents
Design Thinking, Knowledge and Critical Approaches The Spaces of Interiors Understanding Space Through Historic and Philosophical Perspectives Philosophies and Spaces - Alternative Viewpoints Design Philosophies, Aesthetic Theories and Lived Experiences Considerations of Time and Space: Shaping Changing Spaces of Exploration Design Thinking and Meaning in the Context of Business The Business of Design Social Norms, New Patterns and Meanings of Social Relevance Cultural Contexts and Lived