Design Transitions Book is OUT

October 10th, 2013


I am very excited to announce that the 2 year project with Emma Jefferies and Lauren Tan has finally come to fruition. It started as the Design Transitions project and have now become the Design Transitions book. We have collected an amazing array of 42 (a magic number of course) stories from designers, design academics and design champions in non-design organisations to help us tell the story of how design is changing. The book is already available in The Netherlands, from the Publisher’s website. It will be available in the UK on the 16th of October and on pre-order on various online sites such as Amazon UK and US. There is  42 page extract of the book on ISSU as well.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to our generous contributors who have given up their time to share their stories with us. Not to mention, it has been a pleasure working with Emma and Lauren, and the one lesson (of many that I will take away from this project) is that to always work with people you like! Duh — pretty obvious but unfortunately does not happen often enough. Below is a brief summary of the book and also the list of contributors involved.

Book Sypnosis
Design Transitions presents 42 unique and insightful stories of how design is changing around the world. Twelve countries are represented from the perspectives of three different communities: design agencies, organizations embedding design; and design academics. The range of design disciplines covered include Design Innovation, Service Design, Social Design, Products Futures & Design Art.

We have an amazing list of contributors and practices sharing their stories. Here is the full list:
Droog / BERG / Superflux / PHUNK / Fjord / live|work Brazil / User Studio / WorkPlayExperience / thinkpublic / FutureGov / We Are What We Do / Snook / Uscreates / STBY / Hakuhodo Innovation Lab / DesignThinkers Group / Idiom / INSITUM / Optimal Usability / frog Asia / designaffairs Shanghai / Claro Partners / Asilia / Zilver Innovation / Ziba

Novabase / ISVOR / Radboud REshape / InWithFor & The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) / Minas Gerais Office of Strategic Priorities

Robert Young / Tom Inns / Banny Banerjee / Paul Rodgers / Mike Press / Lucy Kimbell / Carlos Teixeira / Ezio Manzini / Cameron Tonkinwise / Andrea Siodmok / Xin Xiangyang / Adam Greenfield

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