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BioWare (1995–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Canadian video game development company founded by three medical school graduates in 1995, heavily influential in the role-playing game (RPG) genre, BioWare launched multiple popular game titles including Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights...

Mau, Bruce (1959–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Canadian graphic designer who graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, where he studied advertising, Mau took up employment with Toronto design firm Fifty Fingers and later worked at Pentagram in London, under David...

Canadian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Canada’s abundance of natural resources has prompted the country to concentrate on developing primary rather than secondary manufacturing industries. Its British and French colonial origins and a close relationship with the neighboring...

Buxton, Bill (1949–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Canadian computer scientist and designer, Bill Buxton is principal researcher at Microsoft Research and is recognized as a pioneer in the field of human–computer interaction. Buxton is an outspoken proponent for innovation in design and he...

Canadian National Industrial Design Committee (1948–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Originally called the Industrial Design Council (becoming the Committee in 1954), the Canadian National Industrial Design Committee was established in 1948 as an extension of the National Gallery of Canada. The Committee was intended...

Gehry, Frank (1929–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Gehry is a Canadian-born architect and industrial designer, who employs innovative structural techniques to create unusual and often seemingly gravity defying forms. In 1949, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the University of Southern...

Routinized Labour in the Graphic Design Studio

Design and Creativity : Policy, Management and Practice

Berg, 2009

Book Chapter

...When clients ask me what kind of place a design studio is to work, they expect stories of playful days, an unpredictable and creative team of co-workers, and long hours filled with crumpled paper balls and ideas scrawled on walls....

Goffman, Erving (1922–82)

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Reader in Design History in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire, UK and is co-editor of The Design History Reader (Bloomsbury 2010) and Made in Italy (Bloomsbury 2013). She is also the editor of Writing Design (Bloomsbury 2011), Iconic Designs (Bloomsbury 2014) and Design at Home (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Erving Goffman was a Canadian-born sociologist. At the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania, he promoted micro-sociology, which reveals social structures in the minutiae of face-to-face interaction (the...

Montreal, International and Universal Exposition (1967)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Montreal, International and Universal Exposition, commonly referred to as Expo ’67, was held from April to October 1967. The Expo is considered to represent a peak in the twentieth-century exposition movement with over fifty million...

Design Exchange, Toronto (1994–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design Exchange is a design museum, which opened in Toronto in 1994. Following the closure of the federal agency Design Canada in 1985, a citizen group was set up called The Group for the Creation of a Design Centre in Toronto, which...