Design Discourse

History, Theory, Criticism
Author: Victor Margolin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226505145
Category: Art
Page: 291
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Although design infuses every object in the material world and gives form to immaterial processes as well, it is only recently that design itself has become the focus of intellectual debate. In Design Discourse, Victor Margolin gathers together a body of new writing in the emerging field of design studies. The contributors argue in different ways for a rethinking of design in light of its cultural significance and its powerful position in today's society.

Graphic Design Discourse

Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication
Author: Henry Hongmin Kim
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1616896728
Category: Design
Page: 456
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If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled between two contradictory opposites: rote design resulting from a rigorous, fixed set of rules, and eccentric design that expresses the hand of the artist but fails to communicate with its audience. But what if designers focused on process and critical analysis over visual outcome? Through a carefully selected collection of more than seventy-five seminal texts spanning centuries and bridging the disciplines of art, architecture, design history, philosophy, and cultural theory, Graphic Design Discourse: Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication establishes a new paradigm for graphic design methodologies for the twenty-first century. This illuminating anthology is essential reading for practicing designers, educators, and students trying to understand how to design in a singular, expressive way without forgoing clear and concise visual communication.

Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Discourse

4th International Conference, DUXU 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings
Author: Aaron Marcus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319208861
Category: Computers
Page: 672
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The three-volume set LNCS 9186, 9187, and 9188 constitutes the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2015, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2015, in Los Angeles, CA, USA, in August 2015, jointly with 13 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1462 papers and 246 posters presented at the HCII 2015 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4843 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 132 contributions included in the DUXU proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this three-volume set. The 61 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on design thinking, user experience design and usability methods and tools, DUXU management and practice, emotional and persuasion design, and storytelling, narrative and fiction in DUXU.

Designing Modern Norway

A History of Design Discourse
Author: Kjetil Fallan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315528630
Category: Art
Page: 212
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Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies, organizations, strategies and politics that combined might be said to have "designed" the modern nation's material and visual culture. The book analyses main tropes and threads in the design discourse generated around key institutions such as museums, organisations and magazines. Beginning with how British and continental design reform ideas were mediated in Norway and merged with a nationalist sentiment in the late nineteenth century, Designing Modern Norway traces the tireless and wide-ranging work undertaken by enthusiastic and highly committed design professionals throughout the twentieth century to simultaneously modernise the nation by design and to nationalise modern design. Bringing the discussion up towards the present, the book concludes with an examination of how Norway's new-found wealth has profoundly changed the production, mediation and consumption of design.

The Idea of Design


Author: Victor Margolin,Richard Buchanan,Professor of Design Management & Information Systems George Richard Buchanan
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262631662
Category: Design
Page: 285
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An anthology of essays addressing the nature and practice of contemporary product and graphic design, selected from volumes four through nine of the international journal Design Issues. Themes include reflection on the nature of design, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. Includes b & w photos and illustrations. c. Book News Inc.

Design Driven Innovation

Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean
Author: Roberto Verganti
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422136574
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Until now, the literature on innovation has focused either on radical innovation pushed by technology or incremental innovation pulled by the market. In Design-Driven Innovation: How to Compete by Radically Innovating the Meaning of Products, Roberto Verganti introduces a third strategy, a radical shift in perspective that introduces a bold new way of competing. Design-driven innovations do not come from the market; they create new markets. They don't push new technologies; they push new meanings. It's about having a vision, and taking that vision to your customers. Think of game-changers like Nintendo's Wii or Apple's iPod. They overturned our understanding of what a video game means and how we listen to music. Customers had not asked for these new meanings, but once they experienced them, it was love at first sight. But where does the vision come from? With fascinating examples from leading European and American companies, Verganti shows that for truly breakthrough products and services, we must look beyond customers and users to those he calls "interpreters" - the experts who deeply understand and shape the markets they work in. Design-Driven Innovation offers a provocative new view of innovation thinking and practice.

Design Methodology and Relationships with Science


Author: Marc J de Vries,Nigel Cross,D.P. Grant
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401582203
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
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Many business corporations are faced with the challenge of bringing together quite different types of knowledge in design processes: knowledge of different disciplines in the natural and engineering sciences, knowledge of markets and market trends, knowledge of political and juridical affairs. This also means a challenge for design methodology as the academic discipline that studies design processes and methods. The aim of the NATO ARW of which this book is the report was to bring together colleagues from different academic fields to discuss this increasing multidisciplinarity in the relationship between design and sciences. This multidisciplinarity made the conference a special event. At a certain moment one of the participants exclaimed: "This is not a traditional design methodology conference!" Throughout the conference it was evident that there was a need to develop a common language and understanding to enable the exchange of different perspectives on design and its relationship with science. The contributions that have been included in this book show these different perspectives: the philosophical, the historical, the engineering perspective and the practical designer's experience.

Communication Design

Insights from the Creative Industries
Author: Derek Yates,Jessie Price
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474239250
Category: Design
Page: 208
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The success of a piece of communication has always been dependent on the connection between content, form, audience and context – what the message is, who it's aimed at, what it looks like, and how and where it's communicated. In recent years the balance between these elements has shifted. This book bridges the gap between education and emerging practices to provide students and practitioners with the information they need to understand the new skillsets required to succeed in this changing communication environment. Organized into themes of brand, experience, conversation, participation, navigation, advocacy and critique, it explores the core ideas shaping contemporary practice. Alongside case studies of game changing projects, it uses analysis of historical context and interviews with key thinkers and practitioners to provide a relevant and contemporary guide to the creative employment landscape.

Wörterbuch Design

Begriffliche Perspektiven des Design
Author: Michael Erlhoff,Timothy Marshall
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764381426
Category: Design
Page: 472
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Dieses Wörterbuch bietet die interessante und kategoriale Grundlage für einen ernsthaften internationalen Diskurs über Design. Es ist das Handbuch für alle, die mit Design beruflich und in der Ausbildung zu tun haben, sich dafür interessieren, sich daran vergnügen und Design begreifen wollen. Über 100 Autorinnen und Autoren u.a. aus Japan, Österreich, England, Deutschland, Australien, aus der Schweiz, den Niederlanden und aus den USA haben für dieses Design-Wörterbuch Originalbeiträge geschrieben und bieten so bei aller kulturellen Differenz mögliche Erörterungen an, sich über wesentliche Kategorien des Design und somit über Design grundlegend zu verständigen. Es umfasst sowohl die teilweise noch jungen Begriffe aktueller Diskussionen als auch Klassiker der Design-Diskurse. – Ein praktisches Buch, das sowohl Wissenschaftscharakter hat als auch ein Buch zum Blättern und Lesen ist.

Philosophy and Design

From Engineering to Architecture
Author: Pieter E. Vermaas,P.A. Kroes,Andrew Light,Steven Moore
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402065914
Category: Philosophy
Page: 360
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This volume provides the reader with an integrated overview of state-of-the-art research in philosophy and ethics of design in engineering and architecture. It contains twenty-five essays that focus on engineering designing in its traditional sense, on designing in novel engineering domains, and on architectural and environmental designing. This volume enables the reader to overcome the traditional separation between engineering designing and architectural designing.

Design Dictionary

Perspectives on Design Terminology
Author: Michael Erlhoff,Timothy Marshall
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 376438140X
Category: Design
Page: 472
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This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorical foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. 110 authors from Japan, Austria, England, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, and elsewhere have written original articles for this design dictionary. Their cultural differences provide perspectives for a shared understanding of central design categories and communicating about design. The volume includes both the terms in use in current discussions, some of which are still relatively new, as well as classics of design discourse. A practical book, both scholarly and ideal for browsing and reading at leisure.

The Handbook of Interior Design


Author: Jo Ann Asher Thompson,Nancy Blossom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118532384
Category: Architecture
Page: 576
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The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas

Nordic Contributions in IS Research

4th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2013, Oslo, Norway, August 11-14, 2013, Proceedings
Author: Margunn Aanestad,Tone Bratteteig
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642398324
Category: Computers
Page: 105
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This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 4th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS), held in Oslo, Norway, in August 2013. Participants were invited to discuss experiences of "digital living" within a multitude of empirical settings, covering questions like e.g. "how do people relate to each other when interaction is mediated through social networks?" or "what are the societal effects of ICT becoming ubiquitous in everyday situations?". The 6 papers accepted for presentation at the conference were selected from 18 submissions and address "digital living" from different perspectives.

A Discourse Concerning the Nature and Design of the Lord's Supper

In which The Principal Things Relating to this Institution are Briefly Considered; and Shewn to Arise Out of One Single Notion of It, Viz. As a Memorial of the Death of Christ. By Henry Grove. The Second Edition. To which are Added, Devotional Exercises Relating to the Same Subject
Author: Henry Grove
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lord's Supper
Page: 84
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City and Gender

Intercultural Discourse on Gender, Urbanism and Architecture
Author: Ulla Terlinden
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322975630
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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The book brings together the international discourses on gender, urbanism and architecture. Contributors are architects, social scientists and scholars from city and regionalplanning from the U.S., Turkey, Israel, Chile, UK, Lesotho and Germany. Das Buch führt die internationalen Diskurse über Gender, Urbanismus und Architektur zusammen. Die Beiträge stammen von Architektinnen, Soziologinnen und Planerinnen aus den USA, Türkei, Israel, Chile, Großbritannien, Lesotho und Deutschland.