Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society Karl T. Ulrich
  • Title: Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society
  • Author: Karl T. Ulrich
  • ISBN: 9780983648703
  • Page: 369
  • Format: ebook
  • Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society Karl T. Ulrich Design Creation of Artifacts in Society Ulrich s book Design provides a unifying framework for understanding how artifacts are created in society His audience is students of design and their instructors from engineering industrial design
    Ulrich s book Design provides a unifying framework for understanding how artifacts are created in society His audience is students of design, and their instructors, from engineering, industrial design, architecture, or business The treatment includes both a discussion of elements of design process e.g problem definition and exploration as well as topical issues e.g.Ulrich s book Design provides a unifying framework for understanding how artifacts are created in society His audience is students of design, and their instructors, from engineering, industrial design, architecture, or business The treatment includes both a discussion of elements of design process e.g problem definition and exploration as well as topical issues e.g aesthetics in design.ContentsPreface1 Introduction to Design2 Problem Solving and Design3 Design Problem Definition4 Exploration5 Users, Experts, and Institutions in Design6 The Architecture of Artifacts7 Aesthetics in Design8 Variety9 ConclusionAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorColophon
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    About Karl T. Ulrich


    1. Karl T Ulrich is Vice Dean of Innovation and the CIBC Professor of Entrepreneurship and e Commerce at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania He also holds an appointment as Professor of Mechanical Engineering His research is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and product development He is the co author of Product Design and Development 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2011 , a textbook used by a quarter of a million students worldwide, and of Innovation Tournaments Harvard Business Press, 2009 He is the winner of many teaching awards, including the Anvil Award, the Miller Sherrerd Award, and the Excellence in Teaching Award at The Wharton School At Penn, he co founded the Weiss Tech House and the Integrated Product Design Program, two institutions fostering innovation in the university community In addition to his academic work, Professor Ulrich has led dozens of innovation efforts for medical devices, tools, computer peripherals, food products, web based services, and sporting goods As a result of this work, he holds than 20 patents Professor Ulrich is a founder of Terrapass Inc which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005, and he is a designer of the Xootr scooter, which Business Week recognized as one of the 50 coolest products of the 21st Century Professor Ulrich holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.


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    1. A wonderful and eclectic introduction to design that assumes no specific disciplinary training and whose distinguishing characteristic is its insightful and unobtrusive intertwining with introductory marketing perspectives Design is defined from the very start as an activity that builds some sort of useful artifact that fills a perceived gap The would be designer is urged to think of different ways to fill that gap, creating virtual or physical prototypes to explore possible gap filling artifact [...]

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    2. A general discussion of the principles underlying or common to the design of all artifacts, from buildings to logos to scooters to computer programs to caprese salad It gave me a good perspective on what design is generally about, touched on some moral issues, talked about the five whys approach to making sure that design is solving the right problem It seemed to really be about explaining what the mindset is like or should be like in the subset of professionals known as designers.Available for [...]

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    3. Design matters This book has been helping me to identify the gaps of my research topic in a systematic way I never thought that design can be applied in almost every aspect of our life and discipline.

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    4. A good introduction to the process of design in all of its forms from architecture to web design Although there are a fair amount of examples, the material still feels a bit dry it is written for problem solvers capable of higher levels of abstraction.

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    5. opim.wharton.upenn ulrich

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    6. recommended by Niel

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    7. Didn t like as I ve wished Maybe it s a bit out of context sometimes, lacking many principles on the way.

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    8. A great introduction to design thought The works cited gave me books and articles to read for months which will hopefully allow me to utilize the design thinking methodology when problem solving.

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    9. Useless for architects and designers Don t waste your time with it.

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    10. Ulrich s descriptive examination and explanation of the general design process urges you to see how to apply design thinking broadly, but may just be too short and dense to absorb well.

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