Introduction

Tom Inns

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    Abstract

    This chapter begins with an overview of what the Designing for the 21st_Century Research Initiative is and how it is structured. It explores some of the lessons and insights that can be harvested from Phase 1 of this 5-year programme of research. Academic research in the UK is supported by a number of research councils, each covering their own respective portfolio of disciplines and subject interests. The councils provide funding for research through a broad portfolio of project grants and studentships. Design practice needs to be highly adaptive and innovative to meet the needs of this rapidly changing operating environment. Enhanced facilitation skills are another addition to the designers growing portfolio of skills in a 21st_century context. The designer often no longer designs solely for a customer, the user or a client, increasingly design solutions are for multiple stakeholders, often with different perspectives, needs and expectations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesigning for the 21st Century
    Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Questions and Insights
    EditorsTom Inns
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Pages11-26
    Number of pages16
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351964739, 9781315264660
    ISBN (Print)9780566087370
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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