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Design Engineering

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design Engineering deals with the research and development of ideas for new products and the systems used to make them. Design engineering also works to improve the performance and efficiency of existing product in relation...

Mimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mimicry refers to the matching of physical characteristics to another object, organism, or organization to gain benefits of the original model. Benefits may include protection from threats through misrecognition such as camouflage or taking...

Six Sigma

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Six Sigma is a management strategy consisting of manufacturing and business process improvement tools and techniques, established in 1986 and registered as a business trademark in 1991 by telecommunications firm Motorola. The term Six Sigma...

Medieval Europe and the Islamic World 800–1200

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin was Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was a founding editor of the academic design journal Design Issues. His many books include: The Designed World: images, objects, environments; The Politics of the Artificial: Essays on Design; Design Discourse: history, theory, criticism; and Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. Victor was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by Cumulus and the Design Research Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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World History of Design Volume 1 : Prehistoric Times to World War I

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction In recent years, new historical narratives have brought Europe into closer relation with other parts of the world that were developing concurrently. Well before 800 bce, long-distance trade had begun...

Electronic Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Electronic Design is essential to a range of industries such as medical, biotechnology, military, aerospace, retail, computing and mobile, automotive, white goods, industrial control, image processing, image analysis, and networking...

VNIITE (All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Technical Aesthetics) (1962–2013)

Tom Cubbin

Tom Cubbin is a senior lecturer in design studies at the Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. He contributed to the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design, and has had several articles published in Home Cultures, Estonian Art, and the Calvert Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The USSR-wide institution All-Union Scientific Research Institute for Technical Aesthetics (VNIITE), established in 1962, undertook research and consultancy work for Soviet industry, and was also responsible for the promotion of design...

Airship Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aeronautic vehicles, sometimes called dirigibles, consist of lighter-than-air gas sealed in an inflated (non-rigid or rigid) structure (known as the envelope) to enable flight. The addition of power sources allows for propulsion in order...

Mechanical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mechanical design is concerned with products, machines, and systems that perform mechanical work or transform energy into mechanical work. A nineteenth-century example would be continuous wire or rope transmission, useful for long distances...

Industrial Design Engineering

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The definition of industrial design engineering at its conception in the early 1900s differs significantly from its role 100 years on. As the rate of change accelerates, so does this profession, moving from its early role as embellishing...

Technology After the Modern

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Principal of The Studio at the Edge of the World, Australia, Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia and Visiting Professor at Universidad de Ibagué, Colombia. Tony has held academic positions in Australia and internationally and is the author of twelve books, including Design Futuring(2009); Design as Politics (2011) and Becoming Human By Design (2012). His latest book is Remaking Cities (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steel : A Design, Cultural and Ecological History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Machine Shop, 1950s, UK. Photographer unknown. Authors’ collection Adopting multiple perspectives on how steel is viewed as a material, the manufacturing trends of the industry and the shifting symbolic significance of steel...