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

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...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 –...

Design Exchange, Toronto (1994–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Design Exchange is a design museum, which opened in Toronto in 1994. Following the closure of the federal agency Design Canada in 1985, a citizen group was set up called The Group for the Creation of a Design Centre in Toronto, which...

Designboom.com (1999–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Designboom was founded in 1999 and is the longest running digital architecture and design magazine. The site features news and key issues in the fields of architecture, design, technology, and art. An ever-growing number of articles...

Eye (1990–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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, 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...

Dyson DC01 Vacuum Cleaner, UK

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Dyson DC01 vacuum cleaner Photography by Louise Crewe_. The Man in the Machine The DC01 vacuum cleaner was launched in 1993 and was marketed as representing a new entrepreneurial...

Accentuating Place of Origin

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

Book Chapter

...In line with sociologists’ suggestions, the alternate ramifications of globalization may be that “something distinctively local remains, or may even be being fostered” (Back 1998: 64). If there is any evidence to support this theory, how...