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Clients

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A person or body in charge of procuring products or services is called a client. Design clients can be manufacturers or suppliers of products or services, publishers or communication agencies, public or private care providers or any other...

The System of Objects

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The System of Objects is an influential book written by French philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007), first published in French (original title: Le Système des Objects) by Éditions Gallimard in 1968. It is based on Baudrillard’s doctoral...

Miller, Daniel (1954–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Daniel Miller (1954–) is an anthropologist interested in what material objects reveal about society. Miller’s research pays attention to the social meanings of objects, analyzing their role in social relationships and what they reveal about...

Political Economy

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A modern understanding of political economy is a product of the enlightenment, moral philosophy, and then a subsequent gathering, interrogation, and critical reworking of this thinking by Karl Marx. He can...

Commodity Fetishism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Commodity fetishism is an adaptation of the concept of fetishism to describe capitalist societies’ relationship with commodities (exchangeable objects).From the eighteenth century onwards, Western societies began to refer to the objects...

Design Possibilities and Responsibilities in Framing Well-being

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

eBook

...With busier schedules, abundant information, and complex social interactions, stressors are increasing, and have a significant impact on personal well-being. At the same time, with a greater expectation for emphasis on the quality of life...

Douglas, Mary (1921–2007)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British anthropologist and social theorist, Douglas was a well-known and prolific writer on a broad range of issues including religion (1993), risk (Douglas, 2002), danger (1983), pollution (2003 [1966]), institutions (1986...

Use-Value

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Consumers attribute use value to goods and services that have a capacity to meet given needs. Classical economists distinguished between a good’s use value and its exchange value in order to differentiate its price in the marketplace from...

Diderot Effect

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The Diderot effect describes the process of potentially spiraling consumption triggered by the acquisition of new products. A purchased or donated item may generate dissatisfaction with existing possessions and environment, as a consequence...
...Financed by the European Recovery Plan, also known as the Marshall Plan, the traveling exhibition entitled Wir bauen ein besseres Leben (We’re Building a Better Life), which was first displayed at West Berlin’s 1952 German Industrial Trade...