From the Publisher
This book is the product of a lifetime of study, practice, and observation of design focused upon a considerate reaction to various issues that have emerged over the past 10 years. It is circumscribed by current experiences of teaching and observations of practice and administration from the point of view of an experienced practitioner transplanted to academia. With a wide worldview and often tongue in cheek, free commentary is offered on design issues and the context of their application and exploration. The book thematic is not focused on being a design treatise but rather upon offering an analytical argument about conditions and dynamics often seen as deleterious to design outcome and educational success. The passionate engagement of the author with design and its educational context as well as an active dialogue with local community by way of a newspaper voice serve well to present a discussion that is both informed and energetic.