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Athavankar, Uday (1945–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Uday Athavankar is currently an adjunct professor at the IDC School of Design at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. After graduating in 1966 from Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy College of Architecture, Mumbai, he spent four years working...

Appadurai, Arjun (1949–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Arjun Appadurai, an Indian sociocultural anthropologist, regarded as a leading figure in globalization studies, was born in 1949 in Mumbai, India. In the late 1960s, he went to the United States to pursue a BA in History at Brandeis...

Nadkarni, Sudhakar (1936–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Sudhakar Nadkarni is a designer and design educator from India. He studied Commercial Art at J. J. School of Art at Bombay (Mumbai) where he spent his formative years as a practicing commercial artist. In the sixties, he got an opportunity...

National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India (1961–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Established in 1961 as the first institution to impart modern design education in India, the National Institute of Design (NID) marked a break from the traditional fine arts and craft education offered by colonial art schools established...

Industrial Design Centre (1969–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Established in 1969, the IDC School of Design (previously known as the Industrial Design Centre) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, was the first design school in any technical education environment in India. It has...

Jugaad

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction The developing world witnesses material and capital scarcity in its everyday life. This condition has led to many people finding contextual solutions to problems that arise with a product or service. The solutions...

Indian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design in India exists in multiple time zones with many regional variations. Rightly referred to as a subcontinent, India is approximately the size of Europe with as much diversity. This makes it challenging to provide...

Colonies and Pre-industrial Nations in Asia and Africa 1750–1900

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 During the 19th century, the Western powers secured their economic dominion over the rest of the world through continued developments in manufacturing, transportation, and trade. Among the European nations, Britain...

Agency and counteragency of materials

Prasad Boradkar

Prasad Boradkar is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Industrial Design Program at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. He is the Director of InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary laboratory at ASU where design, business, and engineering students and faculty partner with corporations to develop human-centred product concepts that hold societal benefit and minimize impacts on the environment. Boradkar is interested in the research space that lies at the intersection of design and material culture. In his writing, he draws from a variety of disciplines to understand the social and cultural significance of the designed environment. Boradkar is the author of Designing Things: A Critical Introduction to the Culture of Objects (Berg 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...I begin with a puzzle.It is that the ever-growing literature in anthropology and archaeology that deals explicitly with the subjects of materiality and material culture seems to have hardly anything to say about materials.Tambat aliThe...

New Approaches to Design and Management in India

The Handbook of Design Management

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book Chapter

...India, with its rapidly changing economy, is at an interesting juncture. It is a diverse country, economically, socially and politically, with a large population. There is a lot left to be done for the country in terms of economic...