Using social distinctions in taste for analysing design styles across product categories

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Using social distinctions in taste for analysing design styles across product categories. / Snelders, Dirk; Mugge, Ruth; Huinink, Maartje.

In: International Journal of Design, Vol. 8, No. 3, 01.12.2014, p. 23-34.

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Snelders, Dirk ; Mugge, Ruth ; Huinink, Maartje. / Using social distinctions in taste for analysing design styles across product categories. In: International Journal of Design. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 23-34.

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