Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainly applies to the design of artefacts, the realisation of which has to meet many constraints and ever raising criteria. The world in which we live today, is enormously influenced by the human race. Over the last century, these artefacts have dramatically changed the living conditions of humans. The present wealth in very large parts of the world, depends on it. All the ideas for better and new artefacts brought forward by humans have gone through the minds of designers, who have turned them into feasible concepts and subsequently transformed them into realistic product models. The designers have been, still are, and will remain the leading 'change agents' in the physical world.
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Publisher||Kluwer Academic Publishers|
|Number of pages||472|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||1999 CIRP International Design Seminar - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 24 Mar 1999 → 26 Mar 1999