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“This is My Brain Book”: Day-Timers and Expedient Design

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

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...This article owes much to the generous cooperation of Day-Timers staff, particularly Gwen Jones. Thanks also to the members of the American Anthropological Association, who heard and commented upon an earlier draft of these ideas presented...

Big things

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...

Information and Reality at the Turn of the Century

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...Our ability to command information grows every day. We wake up to the news on the radio, read the paper during breakfast, are immersed in signs and advertisements as we make our way to the office, sit down and fire up our computers –...

Ray Gun, USA

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...David Carson, ‘The Loneliest Monk’, double-page spread, Ray Gun 14, March (1994) Photography Chris Cuffaro. Ray Gun was a landmark in magazine art direction, one that has been closely analyzed...

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...

Eye (1990–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In 1990, when the British design critic Rick Poynor (who was then deputy editor of Blueprint magazine) decided to launch a new magazine devoted to graphic design titled Eye, he wanted it to be more analytical and to have a keener...

Simulated Seas: Exhibition Design in Contemporary Aquariums

Dennis Doordan

Dennis Doordan is Professor of Architectural and Design History at Notre Dame University. He is author of Twentieth Century Architecture and editor of Design History: An Anthology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...In 1857, the British naturalist H. Noel Humphreys published Ocean Gardens, one of the first handbooks on aquarium care. In his opening chapter, Humphreys admonished his reader: “To appreciate Nature … the mind requires a special education...

Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 4 : Development, Globalization, Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...It takes only the merest acquaintance with the facts of the modern world to note that it is now an interactive system in a sense that is strikingly new. Historians and sociologists, especially those concerned with translocal processes...

Design Ethnography

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 3 : Social Interactions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Lacking other criteria, we make judgments based on our own culture, values, and experience. The trouble is this narrow point of view isn’t effective in the global marketplace. Design ethnography extends the cultural panorama. Illustrating...

Conclusion

Neil Ewins

Neil Ewins is Senior Lecturer in Design History and Theory at the University of Sunderland, UK. He has contributed articles to a number of edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ceramics and Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This book has explored how globalization has transformed UK ceramic manufacturing and the marketing and design of ceramics. It has examined what happens to a strongly regional industry when it clashes with tendencies broadly associated...