Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies – Edited by Professor Paul Atkinson

Front cover of Design Frontiers - Territories, Concepts, Technologies edited by Paul Atkinson
Title:Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies.
Publisher: Editorial Disignio
Priscila L. Farias & Professor Paul Atkinson
Publication date:May, 2014
Print ISBN:978-968-585245-6
Format: 230mm x 165mm
Number of pages:318

Design Frontiers: Territories, Concepts, Technologies contains a series of articles based on some of the best papers presented during the 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS) held in São Paulo, Brazil, in September 2012. The conference gathered researchers from 26 different countries from America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The topic chosen for the 8th edition of the conference, ‘Design Frontiers: territories, concepts, technologies’, which is consistent with the title of this book, aimed at fostering discussion on how design history and design studies may push the limits of design knowledge.

The topic suggested that frontiers of design could be challenged in many ways: by the exploration of new territories, by the establishment of new concepts, by the emergence of new technologies, as well as by rediscovering the past and by finding new ways of applying current wisdom. The papers published in this volume all address one or more of those challenges. The book is intended to enlighten, inspire and provoke, fostering further research on design history and design studies.

Professor Paul Atkinson is a Professor of Design and Design History at Sheffield Hallam University.