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Design from the standpoint of economics

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... implications for design.Editorial note: As indicated in the introduction, this section differs substantially from the original Chapter 7 (was 8). To augment the arguments Heskett is making, I have drafted into the text sections from...

Introduction: Design in economic life?

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... level as a universal human capability to transform our environment, an ability that is analogous to language and music in characterizing ourselves as human beings.John Heskett, Design: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University...

Design and value from the standpoint of practice

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... to be so and reconciliation of these two aspects provides one of the most effective business tools available to enhance competitiveness. In this sense, John Dewey’s observation on how to judge the value of a philosophy, written in 1925, sets...

Austrian theory

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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... on ‘quality’ should be compared with Heskett, reading #24, ‘Product Integrity’, The John Heskett Reader, Israel M. Kirzner, How Markets Work: Disequilibrium, Entrepreneurship and DiscoveryIbid.)Peter F. Drucker, Innovation and Entrepreneurship:...

Preface

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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...‘Economics is concerned with explaining the production, distribution and consumption of wealth. Design is the human capacity for shaping and making in ways that satisfy our material needs and create meaning – in doing so it creates sources...

Institutional theory

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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... structure to life in a society, which leads to a distinction between institutions and organizations or between the rules and the players.John Heskett’s note. Take football as an example: there are rules that define the context of the game, the size...

New Growth theory

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Since the 1980s, a new body of ideas generally known as New Growth theory has emerged in the United States that has also significantly extended the concepts of Neoclassical theory. Until that time, work exploring alternative concepts of how...

The National System

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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... of impressing the world outside with the nation’s strength and achievement.More detail on state-sponsored design policies in Germany at this time can be found in ‘Government Policy and German Design’, reading #11 of The John Heskett Reader:...

Neoclassical theory

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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... 35 (1): 1–11. John Maynard Keynes (1936). The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, many editions available on the internet. Arjo Klamer (2007). Speaking of Economics: How to Get in the Conversation (Economics...

Economics from the standpoint of design

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

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... experience of the practical, and reflection upon it, in search of what can potentially be fed back to effect change and improvement. Aristotle’s distinction was also taken up by the American philosopher John Dewey, in his concept of empirical...