Design: the man-made object
Part of 'The man-made world: a foundation course, units 33-4' Open University course.
The aims of these units are:
- To show that the forms given to man-made objects are not simply determined by a definition of uses and performances, but by a much more complex mix of knowledge, context, and aspirations and value of the designers.
- To introduce and describe some basic activities undertaken by the designers.
- To show that a designer operates within a social framework.
- To provide some introductory exercises.
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