The tangible and intangible impact of design activity

Thomas Inns

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherVIZO (Flemish Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises)
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

    Keywords

    • Design

    Cite this

    Inns, T. (Author). (2003). The tangible and intangible impact of design activity. Digital or Visual Products, VIZO (Flemish Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises). Retrieved from http://www.designvlaanderen.be/nl/designmanagement
    Inns, Thomas (Author). / The tangible and intangible impact of design activity. [Digital or Visual Products].
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