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Interdisciplinarity

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Interdisciplinarity occurs when researchers from two or more disciplines engage in thorough innovative research initiatives, encouraging the multisectorial cross-fertilization of new ideas. World problems, societal concerns, and global...

Practices, Practice Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Practice theory is a social and cultural theory that seeks to understand how social beings come to structure their everyday life by focusing on the significance of shared understandings, processes, and engagements with things. Theorists...

Dilnot, Clive

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Professor of Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and the New School of Design in New York since 2002, Dilnot was educated as a fine artist and then undertook an MA at Leeds University in social...

Futuring and Defuturing Design Futures, Politics, Tony Fry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...According to Tony Fry who first coined the term, Defuturing names two things. First, it designates the character and the historical consequence of the nature and the product of design practice, and second, it methodologically designates...

Fry, Tony

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tony Fry’s body of work, as expressed in various projects and a still growing collection of writing, represents a commitment to elevating the significance of design to the status of a fundamental condition of human being, coupled...

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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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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Need is a concept that is often unproblematically mobilized by designers. This has been reinforced by the widespread employment of Abraham Maslow’s reductive 1943 pyramid model of a hierarchy of needs. At its base, this model asserts...

Politics, the Political, and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although design is not widely understood as a political activity, it always involves political decisions about how people should live, behave, communicate, be viewed, and treated. Tony Fry argues that design is, in fact, profoundly...

Praxis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In early Greek thinking, the concepts of Praxis and Poïesis were juxtaposed as two different kinds of activities, Praxis as action that is an end in itself, Poïesis (making) as action toward an end. Praxis came to be understood differently...

Sustainment, The

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...“The Sustainment” is a term coined by Tony Fry in opposition to sustainability, viewed as an imprecise and compromised way of evoking the increasingly problematic state of the “naturalized artificial” (another of Fry’s terms) and the need...

Tony Fry

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...Tony Fry’s body of work, as expressed in various projects and a still growing collection of writing, represents a commitment to elevating the significance of design to the status of a fundamental condition of human being, coupled...