Design in History

  title={Design in History},
  author={Victor Margolin},
  journal={Design Issues},
“What is the use of history?” one might ask, when attempting to make sense of contemporary life. What answers might we find in the past to questions about the present when the current configuration of actions and events seems so volatile and unstable? Simply trying to keep our balance demands so much energy and attention that looking beyond the moment for helpful explanations might seem like a useless distraction. However, history has always played a role in shaping contemporary thought… 

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