Print Email Facebook Twitter Fostering design policy in emerging economies: The challenge of Centro Design Rio Title Fostering design policy in emerging economies: The challenge of Centro Design Rio Author Verdoorn, R.S. Contributor Badke-Schaub, P. (mentor) Secomandi, F. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Industrial Design Date 2011-07-20 Abstract Design research often falls victim to desires of describing an universal and perfect model of reality. The problem is that when one tries to describe a system (e.g. grassroots innovation methodologies) there is always a level of selection in considered factors. This selection alone, while logical and necessary, will prevent generalist and widespread application of the resulting vision. Nonetheless, designers conducting this type of research might fail to recognize these limitations and force fit a research model into a dynamic, lively and highly complex social, cultural and economic reality. Governments, as the holder of public authority, designs the governance mechanisms to attend their social demands. Typical government responsibility its to make decisions such as how to maintain the social order, creation and enforcement of laws, management of public needs, flows of resources and production, etc. These decisions are then consolidated in formal rules which establish the legal foundation of its underlying society. These rules shape and are shaped by the culture that creates them, and therefore can only cover perceived necessities. Governments have always been important stakeholders in world economy since they manage great volumes of resources. With globalization and mutual dependency, most have increasing participation and complex relations in global trade. A few of these, traditionally outside major economic or politic power plays, are now realizing their potential to influence the status quo of global economy and politics.These we call emerging economies. Subject design policydesign managementcognotivitydesign centerstrategy To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ed24abf3-408f-480c-81e6-7c82d65b6ae0 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2011 Verdoorn, R.S.