The Metaphysical Club - The Story of Ideas in America is a history of pragmatic philosophy and a reminder of the collaborative and humble process of creation. It isn't a design tome, yet its message fits squarely into today's emphasis of participatory design and analytical analysis.
Design still requires asking the right questions. Aesthetic still requires a keen, hyperactive eye. It remains a creative domain. (Science cannot doodle.) But the days of design dogma are done. The process is more empirical now. It's careful observation. It's research and testing. It's problem-solving.
The route to finding the answers simply encompasses more. We've learned to share the brave decisions.