The twenty-one contributions to About: Designing draw on a rich variety of methodological positions, research backgrounds and design disciplines including architecture, product design, engineering, applied linguistics, communication studies, cognitive psychology, and discourse studies. Collectively these studies comprise a state-of-the-art overview of design thinking research. About: Designing will be of interest to design researchers at any level, as well as specialists in a broad range of design disciplines and social studies.
Janet McDonnell is Professor of Design Studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts, London, UK.
Peter Lloyd is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Design Group at The Open University, UK.