• 8/17/2023
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New book from the TUM Senior Excellence Faculty

"The State of Design"

The TUM Senior Excellence Faculty takes an interdisciplinary look at the topic of design in their latest publication, "The State of Design". The volume of discourse contains articles by more than 25 experts from science and business and deals with the role of design in our fast-moving and technology-driven world. Here design is seen as more than an esthetic appendix at the end of the development process, but rather as an essential and driving factor in development itself.

Steven Stannard
The volume of discourse „The State of Design“ by the TUM Senior Excellence Faculty

"The State of Design" is intended equally for designers, engineers, architects, sociologists, material scientists and researchers from other disciplines. The book encourages the understanding of design as an integral component of research and teaching. It emphasizes the significance of integration in interdisciplinary education, in particular at technical universities. In addition to TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann, the ground-breaking industrial designer Prof. Dieter Rams and the former Director of the TUM Architecture Museum, Prof. Winfried Nerdinger, have contributed introductory articles to the volume.

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The book "The State of Design" is written in German and has 208 pages. It is a part of the TUM.UP INSIGHTS series and is published by TUM.University Press. Editors: Prof. Fritz Frenkler, Dr. Birgit Herbst-Gaebel, Prof. Michael Molls, Prof. Sebastian Stadler, Prof. Wilhelm Vossenkuhl.

The printed book is available at retail book sellers for 25 euros (ISBN: 978-3-95884-082-9), while the digital version is available online for download free of charge.

The book received support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the State of Bavaria as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.

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