ABSTRACT

The Design Research Society (DRS) in the United Kingdom and the Design Methods Group (DMG) in the United States came into existence around the same time in the 1960s. For the first time, intellectual endeavor was focused on the complex human activity of design decision making. John Christopher Jones established at Manchester University a master’s course in design and published the influential book Design Methods (Jones 1970). He later became the first professor of design in the innovative Open University in the United Kingdom.