A select bibliography and list of related sites – please send us suggestions.


Bason, Christian (ed) (2014). Design for Policy. Gower.

Bason, Christian (2010). Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-Creating for a better society, London: Policy Press.

Büscher, Monika, John Urry and Katian Witchger. (eds) (2011) Mobile Methods. Routledge.

Simonsen, Jesper and Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Monika Büscher and John Damm Scheuer (eds) (2010). Design Research: Synergies from Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Routledge.

Dunleavy, Patrick and Carrera, Leandro N (2013). Growing the Productivity of Government services, (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK).

Ehn, Pelle, Elisabet M. Nilsson and Richard Topgaard (eds) (2014). Making Futures: Marrginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy. MIT.

Kimbell, Lucy (2014). Service Innovation Handbook, Amsterdam: BIS.

Lury, Celia and Wakeford, Nina (2012). Inventive Methods: The Happening of the Social. Routledge.

Marres, Noortje (2012), Material Participation, Technology, the Environment and Everyday Publics, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yee, Joyce, Emma Jefferies and Lauren Tan (2014). Design Transitions, Amsterdam: BIS.

Yelavich, Susan and Adams, Barbara (eds) (2014). Design as Future Making. Bloomsbury.

Journal articles

Corsin Jiminez, Alberto (2013) Introduction: the prototype, more than many and less than one,  Journal of Cultural Economy, 7 (4): 381-398.

Fortier, Anne-Marie (2010) Proximity by design? Affective citizenship and the management of unease, Citizenship Studies, 14 (1): 17-30.

Julier, Guy (2013) From Design Culture to Design ActivismDesign and Culture, 5(2):215023-

Kimbell, Lucy (2012) Rethinking Design Thinking: Part 2, Design and Culture, 4(2):129-148

Kimbell, Lucy (2011) Rethinking Design Thinking: Part 1, Design and Culture, 3(3): 285-306

Leavy, Patricia. Social Fiction: Writing Social Science Research as Fiction, Sociological Imagination

Manzini, Ezio, (2014) Making things happen: social innovation and design, Design Issues, 30 (1): 57-66.

Manzini, Ezio and Francesca Rizzo (2011). ‘Small projects/large changes, Participatory design as an open participated process’, Co-Design: International Journal of Co-Creation in Design and the Arts, 7 (3-4):199-215.

Pelle, Ehn (2008). Drawing things together and making things public, Technoscienza, Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies, 2 (1): 31-52.

Thorpe, Adam and Lorraine Gamman (2011). Special issue: Socially Responsive Design, Co-Design: International Journal of Co-Creation in Design and the Arts, 7 (3-4).

Weber, Cynthia (2010) Introduction: Design and Citizenship, Citizenship Studies, 14(1): 1-16.

Reports and ‘grey literature’

Armstrong, Leah, Jocelyn Bailey, Guy Julier and Lucy Kimbell (2014). Social Design Futures, University of Brighton and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Design and Social Impact White Paper’, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

Design Commission (2012). ‘Restarting Britain 2: Design and Public Services’, Policy Connect.

DESIS Network. (2013). Public and Collaborative: Exploring the Intersection of Design, Social Innovation and Public Policy.

Mulgan, Geoff, (January 2014). ‘Design in public and social innovation: what works, and what could work better’, Nesta.

Puttick, Ruth, Peter Baeck and Philip Colligan (2014). i-teams: The teams and funds making innovation happen in governments around the world. Nesta/Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Parsons DESIS Lab. Government Innovation Labs.

Related Sites

Mapping Social Design was a ninth month AHRC-funded scoping project undertaken by Guy Julier, Lucy Kimbell, Jocelyn Bailey and Leah Armstrong to map and analyse research and practice in the emerging field of social design. The blog includes responses and contributions from international academics and practitioners in the form of video and other visual media.

Social Design Talks : This blog documents a series of talks run by Lucy Kimbell, Guy Julier and Jocelyn Bailey on the subject of social design since March 2012.

Design Culture Salons: This blog reflects on conversations between design practitioners and academics on issues of contemporary social concern at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

DESIS network: A network of design labs, based in design schools and design-oriented universities, actively involved in promoting and supporting sustainable change.

Design Against Crime: Design Against Crime (DAC) is a socially responsive, practice-led research centre located at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

ImaginationLancaster: An open and exploratory design-led research centre at Lancaster University.

DEMAND (Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand) is funded by the ESRC/ESPRC, Transport for London and the International Energy Agency. It aims to develop an approach to end use energy demand, recognising that energy is not used for its own sake but as part of accomplishing social practices at home, at work and in moving around.

2 thoughts on “Resources

  1. if possible you can corect the following citation
    Jiminez, Alberto Corsin, Introduction: the prototype, more than many and less than one, Journal of Cultural Economy, 7 (4): 381-398.
    Corsin Jimenez, Alberto, Introduction: the prototype, more than many and less than one, Journal of Cultural Economy, 7 (4): 381-398.


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