In recent years, the subject of design has undergone a transformation. Previously, the work of designers mainly concerned the formation of objects and dealing with specific design tasks.
Today, the role of the designer has expanded, from solely focusing on design to managing projects that require the designer’s participation in all parts of the design process – from idea to the final result. The subject of design has become more interdisciplinary and today’s designers must confront different demands opposed to their predecessors.
Design What documents and presents the historical development that has taken place within the subject of design; from the early attempts of documenting design procedures at the Bauhaus school in the 1920s to new trends and research in the design processes. Design What is the first nonfiction graphic novel on this subject. Authors Ida Engholm, associate professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), and architect Nanna Norup address the interdisciplinary tendencies of our time by showing the reader what is stirring within the field of design.