Linda Candy and Ernest Edmonds
Explorations in Art and Technology
A review of a long series of collaborations with visiting artists at
the Creativity and Cognition Research Studio in Loughborough. Candy
and Edmonds are now based in Australia, in the University of Sydney.
Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design
MIT Press 2005
Dunne is a professor at the Royal College of Art, where he is
responsible for their Master's Programme in Computer Related
Design. This book describes many of the philosophical foundations of
that course, particularly in changing the nature of our engagement
with digital technology. The book is based on Dunne's PhD
dissertation, and provides a valuable insight into the nature of
"practice-based" research conducted in schools of art and design.
Toothpicks & Logos: Design in Everyday Life
Oxford University Press 2002
An excellent introduction to the idea of design as a coherent body of
practice, ranging across the whole range of design professions,
products and histories.
Understanding Design: 150 Reflections on Being a Designer
BIS Publishers 2003
A rather elegant book, which offers insights to people who do design,
as well as to those who consume it or collaborate with designers. The
title is self-explanatory, really.
Designing Information Technology in the Postmodern Age: From Method to Metaphor.
MIT Press 1995
An unusually constructive attempt to apply postmodern philosophy to
the concerns of contemporary technology design. A good book to have at
hand if you want to confuse or worry your acquaintances who are
studying computer science.