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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...

Utopia and Numeroso

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

...Ralph Jones and Neil Stamper, editors of Futures, asked for an essay of 3000 words about the idea of ‘experimental city’.By the time the essay was written (1981) they had left the journal and it was never published. It has however appeared...

Things

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 in response to a letter from Th. Laffineur, editor of Neuf, a journal of architecture, urbanism, design and construction which is published in Belgium. Later I discovered that two of the co-editors, Monique Bucquoye...

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

NATØ (1983–1987)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

The design of modern 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

...Frank Quadflieg, Allen Fisher, Chris Jones, Alberto Carreto, Denis O’Brien, Pauline Amphlett, paul bas, Robert Wouters, Erwin van Handenhoven, Alwyn Jones, Edwin Schlossberg, G.Y. Solis (Erea Grillo),Jef Jannsens, Fionan de Barra, Alan...

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...

Lacroix, Christian (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Contemporary Product Design in Japan

Encyclopedia of Asian Design Volume 1 : Encyclopedia of East Asian Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Japanese product design has developed through a fusion with advanced technology. Contemporary Japanese product design can be largely grouped into two different design areas: product design for personal use and product design for public...

Design and Immateriality: What of It in a Post Industrial Society?

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...An immaterial culture is emerging. It exists only because a heavily material base supports it and makes it possible. It is from the very outset a phenomenon — indeed, an epiphenomenon — resulting from technology. The future of design, then,...