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Mimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Electronic Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Six Sigma

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Design Engineering

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Medieval Europe and the Islamic World 800–1200

Victor Margolin

Victor Margolin is Professor Emeritus of Design History at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is a founding editor and now co-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; Discovering Design: explorations in design studies. 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

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Living in Darkness

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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Becoming Human by Design

Berg, 2012

Book Chapter

...In this immeasurable darkness, be the power.Darkness here is used literally and as a metaphor. To speak of darkness is to speak with and of uncertainty. This chapter is full of uncertainty. In speaking in such a way, I do not claim...

Industrial Design Engineering

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Mechanical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Jones, John C. (1927–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British industrial designer and engineer, born in Aberystwyth, Wales, Jones studied engineering at Cambridge University before going onto work with various high-profile industrial manufacturers, including the Associated Electrical...