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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...

Valuable to Values: How ‘User Research’ Ought to Change

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In the early 1990s, in major research labs like Xerox PARC, Microsoft Research, and Bell Labs, technologists worked with social scientists incorporating the tools of anthropology to describe how people thought machines worked, to understand...

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...

Eidos Interactive (1990–2009)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Eidos Interactive was a British video-game publisher, founded in 1990, who produced multiple popular series including Tomb Raider, Hitman, Commandos, Deus Ex, Legacy of Kain, and Fear Effect. In 1996, Eidos’s game Tomb Raider introduced...

Design Exchange, Toronto (1994–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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 Article

...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...

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...

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...

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...