- The enjoyable essays in this book provide a panoramic view over the subject of design. The essays are written to encourage designers and students of design to reflect upon their field. Fundamental questions are raised about the nature of design, about designers themselves, and about the role of design within the broader contexts of business an society. Kees Dorst trained as an industrial design engineer at Delft University of Technology. He has worked as a product designer for various design firms and, as a researcher, he has studied the ways in which designers work. He is Professor of Design Innovation at the University of Technology, Sydney. He is the author of Frame Innovation and Understanding Design: 175 Reflections on Being a Designer, the coauthor of Design Expertise and the author of Designing for the Common Good.