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NATØ (1983–1987)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today), were a group of architects who emerged from the Architectural Association (AA) in 1983. The group—formed of Catrina Beevor, Martin Benson, Nigel Coates, Peter Fleissig, Robert Mull, Christina Norton...

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) was coined by Donald Canty in the 1980s as a means for architects to assess their work through the input of building users. By conducting surveys, questionnaires, and observations of a building in use, future...

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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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Lyle Owerko

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In Spike Lee’s legendary film Do the Right Thing, we see Radio Raheem walking down a Brooklyn street with an enormous, black-and-chrome boombox in his hands, playing Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” when the sound starts to falter...

Designing: Rules, Types and Worlds

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Professional Practice and Design Theories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Tensions in a theory of designing The study of architectural designing, important in its own right, also contributes to the quest for a new and more satisfactory epistemology of practice, an alternative to a discredited but none...

Neo-Modernism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Neo-modernism emerged in Italy amid postmodernist critical discourse and often whole-scale rejection of modernist forms, ideals, and practice. Reevaluation of concepts of modernism in a more positive, even playful tone resulted...

Grapus 100

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A French graphic artists’ collective that operated between 1970 and 1991 that tried to combine quality design works with an agenda of political and societal involvement. Instituted by Pierre Bernard, the collective’s members were all...

Natural Step Framework

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In the late 1980s, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, a Swedish doctor, developed the concept of The Natural Step that was subsequently developed into The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. It is a scientific model that helps...

Lacroix, Christian (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...French fashion designer born in Arles, France, Lacroix studied Art History at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre intending to be a museum curator. In 1978, Hermès employed him and in 1981 he went to work for Patou. Lacroix opened his own...
...Architectural Exhibition: A Genre The architectural exhibition is one of many media through which architecture is shown, revealed or explained to an audience. Often it also gives the public an occasion to experience, directly...

Electronic Arts (1982–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) is a large-scale American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of video games. EA occupies a large market share of the games industry and has acquired numerous gaming studios across the globe...