Design Integrations (Book)

Research and Collaboration

Design Integrations calls for an innovative rethinking of design education, one that recognizes the changing modes of design and the shifting forms of user experience. The contributors urge new methods of approach that focus on interdisciplinary collaboration between the academic and business worlds. These essays, among the first to focus on the future of design, often in-depth explorations of inter-institutional projects, cross-cultural learning experiences, and a multinational healthcare project. Design Integrations will be of interest to design teachers and practitioners alike.


Sharon Poggenpohl has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is also the editor and publisher of the interdisciplinary journal Visual Language. Keiichi Sato teaches design theory and methodology, human-centered system integration, and interactive systems design in addition to coordinating the PhD program at the Institute of Design at IIT.

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