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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Design and Society: Social Issues in Technological Design

Authors: Shelley, Cameron

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  • Discusses concepts of good design from social perspectives
  • Includes a series of case studies for each explained concept
  • Provides a systematic analysis of social issues in design
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This book discusses concepts of good design from social perspectives grounded in anthropology, sociology and philosophy, the goal being to provide readers with an awareness of social issues to help them in their work as design professionals. Each chapter covers a specific area of good practice in design, explaining and applying a small set of related concepts to a series of case studies, and including a list of additional sources recommended for further study. The book does not assume any specialized, technical background knowledge; it is not a how-to book that offers technical instruction. Yet, it focuses on the assessment of designs, addressing concepts qualitatively (with a small exception for the concept of risk). Based on an established university course on Design and Society at the Centre for Society, Technology, and Values that the author offers for students from a variety of disciplines, the book represents a valuable resource for students in engineering, architecture and industrial design – helping prepare them for careers as design professionals – and for all readers in design-related professions interested in understanding a side of design that they may well never have considered systematically. Because of its broad scope and non-technical presentation style, the book may also appeal to general readers interested in social issues in design and technology.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook 74,96 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-52514-3
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Softcover 93,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Design and Society: Social Issues in Technological Design
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
36
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52515-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52515-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52514-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84921-8
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 234
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations
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