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Culture Sensitive Design
Culture Sensitive Design
Culture Sensitive Design
Culture Sensitive Design
Culture Sensitive Design
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This book offers a detailed overview of both theory and practical methods to become culture sensitive in the 21st century design culture.

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Societies worldwide are increasingly interconnected through trade, migration, education and digitisation. This has resulted in a profound new complexity of cultural groups. Consequently, designers are confronted with the challenge of gaining a clear understanding of this cultural diversity. Culture is a complex phenomenon defined by an ongoing process of shifts in human interactions and experiences. In addition to the functional, technical and economic requirements, it is primarily culture that defines how any designed object and service will perform and prove itself: a process that largely takes place outside the domain and control of the designer.

Culture Sensitive Design provides an overview of theory as well as practical models and methods, aimed to motivate and inspire design students, practitioners and educators to get in touch with different cultural values, customs and symbols. This is in order to avoid mistakes that may be obstructive for certain groups of people; to enable cross-cultural cooperation; to learn more about the diverse and complex layers of culture that define who we are, how we think, how we imagine and how we create; and to open up the design space, thereby creating a tremendous source of new ideas.

Richly illustrated with examples of real-life situations, the book provides everything necessary to generate optimal circumstances for the best design solutions to emerge.

Annemiek van Boeijen (MSc/PhD) is Assistant Professor Industrial Design at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. Her research focuses on the role of culture in design processes with the aim to develop design methods & tools that support designers with a culture sensitive approach to design. She is initiator and co-editor of the Delft Design Guide, moderator of the awarded Massive Open Online Course Product Design: The Delft Design Approach, and runs the double blended online course for master design students and design practitioners in Culture Sensitive Design.

Author
Yvo Zijlstra is founder and designer of Antenna-Men, a network of multimedia producers and software developers. As coauthor and designer, he contributed to two books on design for the circular economy: Products that Last and Products that Flow. He is co-initiator and member of the editorial board for the Dutch cultural magazine Rode Haring, and graphic designer and visual editor of the Delft Design Guide.

"Culture Sensitive Design offers an overview of different cultural symbols, values and habits." – étapes

"Offers a detailed overview of both theory and practical methods." – New Design magazine

"This book is well-researched and written as well as aesthetically pleasing with a beautiful, easy-to-read layout with striking photography of museum artifacts, cultural totems, art, and historical and pop culture references that make it a compelling read." – QRCA VIEWS magazine

 

Reviews

1 review
Wim WondersPosted on 31 March 2021 at 09:10

A clearly written book, that will enrich anyone involved in design and product development.
Many striking examples and inspiring images open your eyes to the many ways in which culture influences the way people deal with their material environment, a game of differences and similarities.
Useful models and methods are presented to give cultural aspects a role in the design process. You will create awareness that helps you avoid developing products that will never be used.

Specifications

Author
Annemiek van Boeijen and Yvo Zijlstra
cover
flexicover
pages
160 pages
dimensions
23 x 17 cm
ISBN
978 90 6369 561 3

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Specifications

Author
Annemiek van Boeijen and Yvo Zijlstra
cover
flexicover
pages
160 pages
dimensions
23 x 17 cm
ISBN
978 90 6369 561 3

Culture Sensitive Design

1 review
Wim WondersPosted on 31 March 2021 at 09:10

A clearly written book, that will enrich anyone involved in design and product development.
Many striking examples and inspiring images open your eyes to the many ways in which culture influences the way people deal with their material environment, a game of differences and similarities.
Useful models and methods are presented to give cultural aspects a role in the design process. You will create awareness that helps you avoid developing products that will never be used.

Review Annemiek van Boeijen and Yvo Zijlstra Culture Sensitive Design

This book offers a detailed overview of both theory and practical methods to become culture sensitiv..

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