Design Thinking, Design Theory

The Design Thinking/Design Theory series seeks to develop vital conversations to help designers and researchers serve business, industry, and the public sector for positive social and economic outcomes. This series explores strategic design as an opportunity to create value through innovative products and services. It emphasizes design as service that succeeds through rigorous creativity, critical inquiry, and an ethics informed by respect for people, for nature, and for the world we shape through design.

Series editor: Ken Friedman and Erik Stolterman

Design, Empathy, Interpretation

Ilpo Koskinen

Aug 29, 2023

The Space between Look and Read

Susan M. Hagan

Apr 18, 2023

Things We Could Design

Ron Wakkary

Aug 24, 2021

Meaningful Stuff

Jonathan Chapman

Aug 03, 2021

Critical Fabulations

Daniela K Rosner

Dec 29, 2020

How Artifacts Afford

Jenny L. Davis

Aug 11, 2020

Being and the Screen

Stéphane Vial, Patsy Baudoin

Nov 12, 2019

Pretense Design

Per Mollerup

Apr 23, 2019

Discursive Design

Bruce M. Tharp, Stephanie M. Tharp

Feb 12, 2019

Designing with the Body

Kristina Höök

Nov 13, 2018

Making Design Theory

Johan Redström

Sep 01, 2017


Steven Skaggs

Mar 03, 2017


Roberto Verganti

Feb 03, 2017

Designing Publics

Christopher A. Le Dantec

Sep 16, 2016

Adversarial Design

Carl DiSalvo

Aug 21, 2015

Frame Innovation

Kees Dorst

Mar 27, 2015

Design, When Everybody Designs

Ezio Manzini, Rachel Coad

Feb 20, 2015

Taking [A]part

John McCarthy, Peter Wright

Jan 23, 2015


Gabriela Goldschmidt

Mar 14, 2014

The Aesthetics of Imagination in Design

Mads Nygaard Folkmann

Apr 12, 2013

China's Design Revolution

Lorraine Justice, Xin Xiangyang

Mar 30, 2012

Design Things

Thomas Binder, Giorgio De Michelis, Pelle Ehn, Giulio Jacucci, Per Linde, Ina Wagner

Sep 30, 2011

Situated Design Methods

Jesper Simonsen, Connie Svabo, Sara Malou Strandvad, Kristine Samson, Morten Hertzum, Ole Erik Hansen

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