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Humanitarian Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Humanitarian Design is an orthodoxy and movement originating in the West that responds to consumer-led design as the active promotion of “selfishness,” by seeking to make “human need” the central priority of design. The focus of much...

Holarchy

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Holarchy is a term coined by Arthur Koestler, a Hungarian-British author, first appearing in his 1967 novel The Ghost in the Machine. Holarchy derives from the Greek word “cholos” that signifies something that is simultaneously both a part...

Real and Imagined Networks of an Émigré Biography: Victor J. Papanek Social Designer

Alison J. Clarke

Alison J. Clarke is Professor of Design History and Theory, Director of the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The role of the creative and intellectual émigré in “de-provincializing” the American mind, “up-grading” culture from a marginal position of exile and outsider, has evolved as a familiar tenet utilized in framing the biographies...

The Anthropological Object in Design: From Victor Papanek to Superstudio

Alison J. Clarke

Alison J. Clarke is Professor of Design History and Theory, Director of the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Objects and tools represent a particular field of investigation; they lend themselves much better to being used as keys in the interpretation of complex relationships. Objects are the direct witnesses of the creative drive.Cited in Lang...

Southern African Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This article outlines selected aspects of the design of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe between 1850 and 2014. Although these countries are now self-governing republics, they share similar colonial histories and postcolonial...

Planned Obsolescence

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...“Planned obsolescence” is a term coined by the American automotive industry in the early 1920s to explain preplanned updates to products that would make existing models out dated. The key idea was that by outdating their own products...

Building a Viable Society

Nynke Tromp

Nynke Tromp is a design researcher at the department of Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands and is a member of the social design consultancy, KVD Reframing, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Hekkert

Paul Hekkert is professor of form theory, and head of the Industrial Design department at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands where he also chairs the design aesthetics group. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing for Society : Products and Services for a Better World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...We believe that the expertise developed within the design discipline offers unique value to the process of seeking solutions for the complex challenges societies face today. And we believe there is a need to revise our practice of creating...

Papanek, Victor (1923–98)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Designer, educator, and author, Papanek was among the first who called for designers to be more socially and environmentally aware. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he remained for the rest of his...

Design for Disability

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design for disability concerns the development of designed products from a human-centered perspective, to enable people with disabilities to be empowered citizens in society. Design for disability concerns designing the appropriate...

Swedish Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...After driving for an hour or two through the dark forests of Småland in southern Sweden one reaches a small village called Boda. The dominant building in the community is the former glassworks. The Boda Glassworks, like many of the other...