Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society

145 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2011

Date Written: September 27, 2011


The central theme of this monograph is that a unifying framework informs the human activity of design across all domains. With few exceptions, each idea in this work applies to graphics, environments, products, software, services, machines, and buildings. I dream that the design process could be integral to the primary, secondary, and post-secondary education of all individuals in modern society. This work is an attempt to lay out some of the ideas that would form that education.

Keywords: design, product design, engineering, designing, artifacts, artefacts

JEL Classification: M1, M10

Suggested Citation

Ulrich, Karl T., Design: Creation of Artifacts in Society (September 27, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

Karl T. Ulrich (Contact Author)

The Wharton School ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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