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Backcasting

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...While forecasting attempts to predict future outcomes based on current trends, backcasting is the practice of defining desired future outcomes then working backward to the present to assess feasibility and prescribe necessary actions...

Speculative Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Rather than taking a problem-solving, business-focused approach to design, speculative design aims to provoke debate and challenge current thinking. By imagining how technology and society may develop in the near future, speculative design...

Past, Present and Future in Design

A John Heskett Reader : Design, History, Economics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

eBook

...First published as “Past, Present and Future in Design,” Design Indaba , no. 4, 2003. By kind permission of Design Indaba. How can we prepare to cope with what is not wholly apparent? Two immediate responses can...

Understanding the Directional Nature of Design

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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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

eBook

...The popular view of design, especially when centred on historically celebrated or contemporary designer objects and ‘name’ designers, tells us little about the fundamental character of design. Most of what is designed, and most designers...

Emerging Directions

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 Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

eBook

...Introduction What is to hand with(in) a handbook? Is it merely an invitation and a means to take practical action? Certainly a handbook can be viewed as a purely pragmatic object guiding practical action. Yet if we are to act...

The Imperative and Redirection

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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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

eBook

...There can be no viable future for the world of human occupation unless it is able to sustain its interdependent conditions of existence. This statement is easy to make, but what does it really mean? What is it to be sustain-able and what...

Designer as Redirective Practitioner – New Roles beyond Design

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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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

eBook

...An enormous amount of writing on design and the bulk of design education, is based on the proposition that designers and the design professions exist to provide services. Harold Nelson and Erik Stolterman address design...

Design as a Redirective Practice

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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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

eBook

...More now needs to be said on why and how design thinking and action need to change and what could trigger such changes. After outlining proposed changes, a case study illustrating some of them will be presented.Notwithstanding design...

Sustainment and a New Epoch of Humanity

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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Design Futuring : Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

eBook

...While there is no assured predetermined arrival of the Sustainment (which, as indicated, is a project that cannot be instrumentally delivered) or for that matter any other sure-footed evolutionary track that will carry humanity to a viable...

Maya (Most Advanced Yet Acceptable)

Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Professor in Design History at Loughborough University, UK. His authored works include: Interior Design: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury 2010), Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Floorcoverings and Home Furnishing Practices 1200-1950 (2007); Turning Houses into Homes (2005), Encyclopaedia of Furniture Materials Trades and Techniques (2000), Twentieth Century Furniture, its materials, manufacture and markets (1994), and Victorian Furniture, Technology and Design (1993). He has also contributed a number of articles to the Encyclopedia of Interior Design (1997), and has published a number of scholarly articles and essays in edited works. 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

...MAYA is the initials of a concept called “Most Advanced Yet Acceptable” devised by Raymond Loewy in response to his idea that designs are restricted by practical limitations of materials and technique as well as conceptual issues...