Liz Sanders and Pieter Jan Stappers have co-authored a new textbook called Convivial Toolbox. Liz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at OSU and Pieter Jan is a Professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

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This book introduces an emerging domain of design research that is of immense interest today, not only to the academic design research community but also to design practitioners and to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centered products, systems, services and/or environments. Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future.

Convivial Toolbox was written for university students (at both graduate and advanced undergraduate levels) from different departments such as design, psychology, marketing, business, communications, etc. It is also aimed at research practitioners and practicing designers. The first part of the book covers the underlying principles of generative design research, the second part presents cases and the third part is the how-to section. Throughout the book are 50 contributions from people all around the world that show generative design research in action.

Description by The Ohio State University, Dept. of Design, Open studio

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