Frederick M. C. van Amstel

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The production of fictions within the design field are not disinterested speculations about distant futures, but intentional political actions in the present time. Fictions can entertain as much as cause social friction. This article discusses three sources of design fictions: a global information technology company; an art school in the UK; and a design(More)
The BrOffice.org website, that distributes a free software office suite, was restructured by participatory design with their user community and developers. To involve people that were geographically disperse in the process, Internet communication tools were used with traditional use forms or modified ones. The discussion ́s synthesis leveraged a new(More)
Although general project management literature abounds with references to leadership styles and project outcomes, the existing studies have, by and large, disregarded the dynamics of leadership that is often evidenced in practice of collaborative design workshops. By drawing from the fields of design studies and leadership literature, in this paper we(More)
A leadership-as-practice perspective on design in architecture, engineering and construction projects: interaction analysis of a collaborative workshop Vedran Zerjav, Timo Hartmann & Frederick M.C. Van Amstel a Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London, 1–19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB, UK b Department of(More)
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