Quantifying and assessing the value of an organisation's design department can be problematic. The tools traditionally used by auditors are usually insufficient to ?measure? either the value of design projects or their influence within an organisation. This book demystifies the design development and design management process, scrutinising it against a new set of auditing principles which illuminates its true value in a contemporary context. Featuring a series of international case studies, Design Management: Exploring Fieldwork and Applications argues that assessment of the design function within any organisation must incorporate both qualitative and quantitative research methods. The book explores a number of key themes, such as new product development, risk in design and corporate identity. Moreover, by drawing on a range of techniques from the social sciences, the authors rigorously develop means by which design may be understood accurately. This book represents animportant and timely contribution to our knowledge of the management of product and service innovation. It will be an invaluable text for students and researchers working in design and management.Jerrard, Bob is the author of 'Design Management Exploring Fieldwork and Applications', published 2007 under ISBN 9780415393348 and ISBN 0415393345.