Imagine Design Create: How Designers, Architects, And Engineers Are Changing Our World
Publish Date: 2011-05-03
Imagine, Design, Create offers a wide-ranging look at how the creative process and the tools of design are dramatically changingand where design is headed in the coming years. Bringing together stories of good design happening around the world, the book shows how people are using fresh design approaches and new capabilities to solve problems, create opportunities, and improve the way we live and work.
From the impact of SOMs Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland to the spark that inspired Thomas Heatherwicks U.K. Pavilion in Shanghai; from the new processes fueling Zaha Hadids extraordinary architecture to the digital tools Ford is using to transform car design, each of these stories explores questions that swirl around the idea of design. How does design change our lives for the better? How is our capacity to produce good design evolving? How will the next generation of designers work? What will they make? What new areas of human experience is design opening for us? Now that designers can do almost anythingwhat should they do?