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History, Theory and Practice of Product Design

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Pages 13-16
  3. Pages 17-70
  4. Pages 225-272
  5. Pages 273-342
  6. Pages 343-432
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 433-483

About this book


Design today is a global instrument. Bernhard Bürdek traces the progress of design from its beginnings in the late 19th century, through the most significant movements of the 20th century up to those recent developments in biological engineering which will shape the 21st century. Design is now a discipline in its own right and its expertise can be incorporated within interdisciplinary processes. The most important fundamental principles of design theory and methodology are presented, looking in particular at the communicative function of products and highlighting aspects such as corporate and service design, design management, strategic design, interface/interaction design and human design.

Bernhard E. Bürdek  is Professor at the Academy of Art and Design (hfg) in Offenbach am Main (Germany) and author of numerous publications. He heads the design office Vision & Gestalt.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Design
  • Book Subtitle History, Theory and Practice of Product Design
  • Authors Bernhard E. Bürdek
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Publishers for Architecture 2005
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Basel
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-7029-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7643-7681-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 483
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Design, general
    Industrial Design
    Interior Architecture and Design
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