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Design Management Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3, Summer 1993

Design and National Policy: Assessing Government's Options in Design Management

With the U.S. as a notable exception, many nations have organizations to promote design as a corporate resource, institutions with programs that demonstrate how effectively managing design contributes to such key business goals as quality, competitiveness, and productivity. This issue reviews design policy models from England, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and the grassroots efforts being developed in San Antonio, Texas. It also includes commentary on the difficult challenge of establishing a design-promotion organization within the U.S., with essays that offer both short- and long-term recommendations for specific American design policy initiatives.

Articles:

Options Regarding a US Design Policy
Thomas Walton, Editor, Design Management Journal

Industrial Design and the Government
Randy McAusland, Former Dep. Chairman for Programs, National Endowment for the Arts

The British Design Council: A Mission Redefined
Ivor Owen, Director General, The British Design Council

Should Government Promote Design? A Design Initiative for Economic Growth
William J. Hannon, Partner, Keohan + Hannon Associates

A National Design Policy: Of Questionable Value and Unlikely
Don E. Kash, Professor & Chair, Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University

Made in Taiwan: Designing a New Image
Robert Blaich, Principal, Blaich Associates; Janet Blaich, Writer

The Miracle of Han River: Korean Government Policy and Design Management in the Motor Industry
Kyung Won Chung, Chairman, Department of Industrial Design, Korea Advanced Institute of Technology

Managing Design: Directions in British Education
Rachel Davies Cooper, Research Fellow, University of Salford, Center for Design Manufacture and Technology

The Government of Canada's Federal Identity Program
Alan Way, Senior Advisor, Information Design, Government of Canada--Treasury Board

From Hewers of Wood to Creators of Value
Howard Cohen, President, DX--Design Exchange

A New Era for Design Centers
Kazuo Kimura, Executive Director, International Design Center Nagoya

DESIGN San Antonio: A Grassroots Model
Richard S. Howe, Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio; Boone Powell, Chairman of the Board, Ford, Powell & Carson, Inc.



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