The Culture of Design
- Guy Julier - Aalto University, Finland
Thoroughly revised, this new Third Edition:
- explores the iPhone
- digs deep into the digital with a new chapter on networks and mobile technologies
- provides a new chapter on studying design culture
- explores the relationship of design to management and the creative industries
- supports students with a revamped website and all new exercises
This is a thoughtful update on previous editions; Julier takes time to pick up on 'sticky' issues and explain them in detail without sounding pedantic or over-bearing. This new edition will be a welcome addition to contemporary design culture and of use to designers and students alike.
Just as the domains of design studies and practice are in a constant state of evolution, this Third Edition of The Culture of Design has evolved to present a comprehensive discussion of contemporary design as a socio-technical cultural phenomenon in theory and practice.
Few books have had the success of producing a new scholarly field in the way of Guy Julier’s The Culture of Design. This book has proved to be the cornerstone in the curriculum of courses and new educations in Design Culture Studies.
The Culture of Design remains the only historically situated yet comprehensively contemporary account of how design as a creative industry materializes values into everyday lifestyles. Julier's capacity to extend his framework to cover the large and diverse changes design has undergone - in relation to digital economies and the rise of design thinking and social design - since the last edition, attest to his analyses' validity and power.
The third edition of The Culture of Design has again improved upon earlier versions. It has valuable new parts on economy that improve it and open new possibilities for research. Prof. Julier has also managed to keep the valuable features of his book. I believe there will be a global market for the book, and I find it still a valuable contribution to design education as well as research.
We use the book as an illustration about what design might look like.
This is one of these design books that offer a very good overview of all aspects of design culture.
This book is excellent in connecting design to current scholarship in other disciplines. It inspires a myriad of possibilities to study design as related to culture. The case studies are recent and illuminating.
Excellent overview of design methodologies, practices and industry agendas
great book for completing research and to use for further reading
Sample Materials & Chapters
The Culture of Design: Design Culture
The Culture of Design: Communications, Management and Participation