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Voices at the conference conference

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...Most of what I might say about this essay is included in it.Of those written through a chance process this is perhaps the only one in which I regretted or doubted some of the statements appearing and edited them somewhat or expressed my...

Is designing a response to the whole of life?

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...Wolfgang Preiser wrote to me in 1973 asking if I would present a paper at the conference of EDRA (the Environmental Design Research Association) at Blacksburg, Virginia. The story of how I reacted against the abstract language...

Osaka Expo (1970)

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 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The first world’s fair in Asia was held in Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970, and reflected Japan’s resurgent culture and postwar economic growth after the Second World War. The Expo was an opportunity for the Japanese...

“… in the dimension of Time.”

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...This was written for the architecture-and-environment journal Espacios CEPA, published in Argentina by Ruben Pesci. Ruben asked for exactly 17 pages to fit a space in a forthcoming issue (that was the length of another essay which I had...

Biba (1964–75)

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 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...A London-based retail store set up by Barbara Hulanicki and her husband Stephen Fitz-Simon. Initially, it was a small mail-order business, but a retail store was soon opened in 1964 in London’s Kensington area. Following further local...

Beyond rationalism

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...Marina Waisman edits the architectural journal Summaries and teaches architectural history at the Catholic University at Cordoba.Arturo Montagu is a design consultant and teaches design research at the Universities of. La Plata...

Opus one, number two

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...In 1978 Tony Ward, one of the organisers of the Portsmouth conference on design methods of 1968, invited the speakers to re-assemble for another conference, ten years later. He asked us to speak of our (probably changed) views...

Love, hate and architecture

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...This was written as an article for the architectural journal Zodiac, of Milan, in March 1973. The journal, which was edited by Maria Bottero, ceased before the article could be published.When Maria Bottero asked for my opinions...

Designing the ‘Consumer in Infinity’: The Swedish Cooperative Union’s New Consumer Policy, c.1970

Scandinavian Design : Alternative Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Mårten Blomkvist, ‘Decenniet som inte klippte sig’ (‘The decade that never cut its hair’) [film review], Elle [Swedish edition], November 2010.One almost cries when seeing the Coop bag . . . , all white, only printed with the blue symbol...

Sinclair, Clive Sir (1940–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The inventor Sir Clive Sinclair is synonymous with British consumer electronics of the 1970s and 1980s. After leaving school, Sinclair became a technical journalist, working as an assistant editor at Practical Wireless and Instrument...