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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: AVA Publishing (4 Dec. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373124
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373123
  • Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 3.3 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 409,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'There a few books on design management and none like this. A 'coffee table' volume with excellent figures and pictures throughout. ' --Engineering Designer, April 2007

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Kathryn Best is a designer, consultant, educator and author. She runs courses in design, strategy and innovation for academia and industry, specializing in interdisciplinary and collaborative working methods. Kathryn previously worked in architecture, interiors and brand consultancy, both in the US and UK, where she specialized in retail design and narrative environments. Kathryn's current research interest is in the potential of design and design thinking as a tool for innovation and change in the context of business, society, culture and the environment.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By F. Khan on 20 May 2007
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I am completing my MA Design Management, if this book would have been published two years ago, my life would be so much easier. The author Kathryn Best, has crafted a book which succintly covers the many areas that Design Management touches and as the title suggests, goes through and breaks down strategy, process and implementation from a design management perspective.

It's a hard task to explain design management to anyone, as it covers so many subjects and areas, but by the end of this book, you have a great feeling of understanding and appreciation of the discipline.

The chapters are short and concise and very well layed out, there's no waffle here just to fill the pages, they get straight to the point and cover it enough for you to go off and ponder what she has touched on and develop yourself.

There are good short interviews and case studies throughout the book. One thing that strikes you is the physical size of the book, I expected a small size, but it is slightly larger then A4, which is not a problem, it just means its awkward to read on the bus!

This is not a handbook of Design Management and it's not a theoretical case book on the subject, I'm afraid to say it sits in between the two because it doesn't, but it does work well from both angles.

I reccomend this book to anyone studying, working in or interested in Design Management as a discipline. Wether you are a student, designer, manager, CEO, marketing professional or entrepeneur from whatever industry or discipline, there is something of value in here for you personally and for your business. An excellent read, highly recomended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ro5ie on 5 Aug. 2010
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I bought this book after reading The Fundamentals of Design Management by the same authorThe Fundamentals of Design Management. The book covers design strategy, process and implementation of projects involving design. This book expanded on the use of design management theory by adding value to real businesses, while looking at the balance between the practicalities and maintaining the value of quality design.
Best combines theory and case studies to explain key concepts which provoke the reader to form their own opinions. I found this really useful, especially when I was familiar with the product or business, such as the notebook company Moleskine which is used as a case study. I felt this allowed me to contextualise the theories in the book with ease. The author's use of leading professionals' ideas and opinions resonate with the reader; I really trusted the information in this book.
Questions to discuss were asked throughout the book. This really encouraged me to draw my own conclusions which I prefer to being told them! I could see how the questions would be useful in a lecture or during self-study.
All in all an excellent book on a subject fascinating to anyone interested in design, no matter what role they may play within a project or business.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Ho on 21 May 2011
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If you are a designer or a design manager or just interest in design this is for you. This book opens your mind and knowledge of the design and how it can be developed to improve your understanding of design management within an organization internally and externally. It provides you with the basic principles that can be applied to any industry make your new found skill transferable. A very valuable toolkit to have.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for professional development 29 Aug. 2007
By Maria Stashenko - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is an excellent example of the successful combination between theory and practice. Structured as a hypertext the book allows you to open and read at from any page or passage. A lot of contemporary cases from all over the world show you a wide scope of design management specifics. After reading the book you'll be armed with the up-to-date ideas and concepts. This masterpiece by Kathryn Best is most useful for the design practitioners as well as for students or lecturers. Being a lecturer in design management and professional development I can note easy language, in-depth explanations and a good glossary of terms used in design management.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
simple, clear, concise 8 Dec. 2007
By E. Cartis - Published on Amazon.com
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This book presents the structure that sustains the design discipline in the (corporate) world today. You will get more info about the process, the vision and in the end - your own role in this entire structure. It is a great eye opener for the designer engaged only in designing, and a good reference for the manager involved in the process. The graphics gives engagement to the reading. Makes for a good reference book.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful Book, Brilliant Content 5 Aug. 2010
By Ro5ie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after reading The Fundamentals of Design ManagementThe Fundamentals of Design Management by the same author. The book covers design strategy, process and implementation of projects involving design. This book expanded on the use of design management theory by adding value to real businesses, while looking at the balance between the practicalities and maintaining the value of quality design.
Best combines theory and case studies to explain key concepts which provoke the reader to form their own opinions. I found this really useful, especially when I was familiar with the product or business, such as the notebook company Moleskine which is used as a case study. I felt this allowed me to contextualise the theories in the book with ease. The author's use of leading professionals' ideas and opinions resonate with the reader; I really trusted the information in this book.
Questions to discuss were asked throughout the book. This really encouraged me to draw my own conclusions which I prefer to being told them! I could see how the questions would be useful in a lecture or during self-study.
All in all an excellent book on a subject fascinating to anyone interested in design, no matter what role they may play within a project or business.
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