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 has published numerous articles and four books – most recently Design Expertise (2009), with Bryan Lawson. He is passionate about designing and understanding the workings of design. His research focuses on creating new understandings in the area between design, philosophy and the business sciences. Currently he is writing a book about the application of design practices beyond the confines of the traditional design disciplines.