The Role of Design Research in a Postindustrial Society

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  • Title: The Role of Design Research in a Postindustrial Society
  • Author(s): Lorenzo Imbesi
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: Design Principles & Practices
  • Journal Title: Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal—Annual Review
  • Keywords: Postindustrial Society, Post-Fordism, Knowledge Society, Design Research, Higher Education, Design Education, Design Thinking, Digital Democratization, New Technologies
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 1833-1874 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2473-5736 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1833-1874/CGP/v13i01/1-11
  • Citation: Imbesi, Lorenzo . 2019. "The Role of Design Research in a Postindustrial Society." Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal—Annual Review 13 (1): 1-11. doi:10.18848/1833-1874/CGP/v13i01/1-11.
  • Extent: 11 pages

Abstract

The following article reflects on an ongoing research study about the new roles of Design in our contemporary postindustrial society and the direction that higher education may point to in order to foresee change and to redraw its role. Such considerations should be considered as the foundational hypothesis for research at the PhD Program in Product Design and the Master of Science in Product Design at Sapienza University of Rome (Italy).