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Royal Society of Arts (RSA) (1754–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Founded in 1754 by drawing master William Shipley, the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts and Commerce, subsequently known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), is a learned Society, established for the “encouragement of arts...

Colani, Luigi (Lutz) (1928–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Colani is a German-born transport and industrial designer. After studying at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Colani studied aerodynamics at the Sorbonne. This was followed in 1953 by a period in the United States as head of new materials...

Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) (Association for Industrial Design) (1956–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI) was established in Italy in 1956 by a range of parties interested in all aspects of design but also interested in the theme of industrial design and consumption as a cultural phenomenon....

Components

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Components are the individual parts of an assembly or subassembly that are the constituent elements of a product. They can be defined as a single piece manufactured by one process or a series of processes. They also consist of separate...

Critical Design Practice and Its Disciplinary Contribution

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In this book, I have introduced examples of critical design practice and discussed the tactics used to establish a critical move through product and industrial design. I have outlined a brief history of the practice, theoretical approaches...

Gilbreth, Lillian (1878–1972)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gilbreth was an industrial psychologist who along with her husband Frank, developed many of the industrial management techniques on which most subsequent approaches have been based. Her contribution to the ethos of workplace management...

Bäckström, Olof (1922–)

Charlotte Ashby

Charlotte Ashby lectures in the history of art and design at Birkbeck, University of London, the Courtauld Institute of Art and Oxford University, UK. 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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...Finnish industrial designer Bäckström matriculated from the Helsinki Technical High School in 1949. He worked initially as an electric engineer and developed his wood carving skills through independent study. He won a silver medal...
...A widespread assumption in advanced economies has been that the decline of manufacturing is inevitable. Within this narrative, making is usurped by a transition to knowledge work, where the value of a product is said to be in its...

Austrian theory

John Heskett

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John Heskett (1937–2014) was a prolific and pioneering design academic. He worked as chair and professor of design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, spent fifteen years as professor of design at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and was also a visiting professor at universities in Denmark, Turkey, Chile, Germany, Japan, and Finland. He authored many classic design texts, including ‘Industrial Design’ (1980), ‘German Design 1870–1918’ (1987), and ‘Philips: A Study in Corporate Design’ (1989). A large part of his research focused on business applications for design. He was especially interested in exploring how design creates economic value, and the role of this in the design policy of governments and corporations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Clive Dilnot

Clive Dilnot is professor of Design Studies at Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA. Recent publications include Ethics? Design? (2005) and, as co-author, Design and the Question of History (Bloomsbury, 2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Suzan Boztepe

Suzan Boztepe is based at the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She previously worked in the department of industrial design at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. She holds a PhD in Design from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, where she also received her Master of Design in Strategic Design Planning. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design and the Creation of Value

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Many basic criticisms of Neoclassical theory and the formulation of important alternative concepts and models were prefigured in the work of a group of scholars who initially came from Austria, although the term now covers scholars of many...

Colt Firearms

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Colt is a manufacturer of firearms that had roots in Samuel Colt’s patents for a revolving cylinder pistol (1835 British patent, 1836 US patent). The company was fundamentally based upon Colt’s advancements in revolver design...