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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...

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...

Lacroix, Christian (1951–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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,...

Design, Environment and Social Quality: From Existenzminimum to “Quality Maximum”

Ezio Manzini

Ezio Manzini is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Chair Professor at the University of the Arts, London, UK and Guest Professor at Tongji University, China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...The environmental issue has a lengthy history. In almost thirty years it has progressed from the agitated argumentation of a few scientists and environmentally conscious groups to become a theme which permeates the entire society...

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...

Nothingness in April Greiman’s Does It Make Sense?

Elizabeth Guffey

Elizabeth Guffey is Professor of Art and Design History at State University of New York, Purchase. Her area of specialization is 19th, 20th and 21st century design history. Elizabeth Guffey has authored numerous books and articles on design, and was a founding editor of the leading design journal Design and Culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...For more than thirty years, April Greiman’s poster Does It Make Sense? has been a staple of graphic design history, thematizing subjectivity and expressing, as one scholar recalls, a “break with the norms of good practice” (Robertson 2013...

A Visual Philosopher: Neville Brody

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Style was the common currency used by the diverse range of freelance journalists and aspiring critics who jostled for attention in the pages of The Face. But it was an agenda which was encoded in multiple languages, rather than in a single...