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Design for business. Volume 2

Design for business. Volume 2

Muratovski, Gjoko, editor

One of very few books to bring together business and design, this collection features essays sourced from the Design for Business: Research conference presented by agideas, on topics ranging from branding and sustainability to business-driven design education. The centrepiece of Design for Business is an essay on simplicity in design by Per Mollerup, a distinguished Scandinavian designer, professor and author. Bolstering this are transcripts of two interviews with the former global art director for Nike for the 2012 London Olympics, paired with a paper on Nike's design and marketing strategies for the Olympic Games. Other features in Design for Business include a transcript of an interview with Dan Formosa, a New York-based design consultant, design researcher and founding member of the iconic Smart Design studio; an essay on the importance of a research-led design practice in typography; a consideration of colour and brand identity; an essay on packaging design testing methods; a study of greenwashing, sustainability, and communication design; a case study on organizational management by design; an essay on strategic decision-making in new product development; research on how Australian businesses are hiring designers; and an exciting case study on the design partnership between the hearing aid company BHS and the design studio Designworks that have developed a new and innovative design solution for the healthcare sector

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Published Bristol: Intellect, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: editor, Gjoko Muratovski
ISBN: 1783203773, 9781783203772
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Physical Description: 211 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Subject: The arts: general issues; New business enterprises.; Design services Marketing.; Design services Management.; Art: financial aspects; Art and Design.; History of art; Sales & marketing; Commercial art Management.; Commercial art Marketing.; Industrial / commercial art & design
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781783203765


  1. Foreword, Ken Friedman
  2. Preface, Kristin McCourtie
  3. Design matters, Gjoko Muratovski
  4. The missing link?, Per Mollerup
  5. Typography and research-led practice, Stuart Gluth
  6. The competitive battleground of colours, logos and taglines in brand identity, Julian Major, Aoi Tanaka and Jenni Romaniuk
  7. Allocating the consumer research budget: Trying out the new or the tried and true?, Emily J. Wright
  8. Ambush marketing: Nike and the London 2012 Olympic Games, Gjoko Muratovski
  9. Nike and the London 2012 Olympics – A conversation with Quan Payne (Part 1), Gjoko Muratovski
  10. Nike and the London 2012 Olympics – A conversation with Quan Payne (Part 2), Gjoko Muratovski
  11. The role of design in building public value: The case of the Australian Taxation Office, Nina Terrey
  12. Collaborating with design consultancy firms for effective strategic decision-making in new product development, Giulia Calabretta, Gerda Gemser, Nachoem M. Wijnberg and Paul P.M. Hekkert
  13. Designing competitive edge through job ads: A content analysis of, Jan Jervis and Jeff Brand
  14. ‘Ethicalization’ and greenwashing: Business, sustainability and design, Robert Crocker
  15. Design thinking to grow the market: Developing products that address industry and consumer need, Elaine Saunders, Jessica Taft and David Jenkinson
  16. Design research: Past and future – A conversation with Dan Formosa, Gjoko Muratovski