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Use, User-Centered Design

Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...While most product design would be rationalized by claiming to bring benefits to the people who use those products, user-centered design has a more specific meaning. As a term, it gained prominence in Scandinavia in the 1980s in the context...

Qualitative Design Research

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Qualitative design research is inquiry done from the perspective of interpreting a socially complex world to effect change. Qualitative design inquiry examines design issues and problems in a social context where participants are active...

Participatory Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Participatory design is an approach based on the premise that those who are invested in the success of a design should be included in the design decision-making process. Through participatory design, users have a voice and are given...

Social Relations

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The process of design often involves many stakeholders to perform multiple interactions, and calls for multidisciplinary collaborative efforts to achieve intended design goals. In problem-solving or designerly social relations...

Crowd Sourcing

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Crowd sourcing is the practice of obtaining services or content through the outsourcing of tasks, or work packages, to a large undefined number of external potential providers, usually recruited by open calls. The concept emerged from...

Social Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design is by definition socially based, but the term social design has been used to refer to design actions oriented toward basic needs, complex problems, and/or pressing challenges that call for a holistic intervention and do not operate...

This Way to the Exit: The Re-writing of the City Through Graphic Design, 1964–1989

Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction The 1964 Triennale di Milano marked a turning point in the self-perception ofltalian design. That year the exhibition was curated by the semiologist Umberto Eco and architect Vittorio Gregotti, and ‘Free Time’ was its...

Narrativity of Object Interaction Experiences: A Framework for Designing Products as Narrative Experiences

Experience Design : Concepts and Case Studies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Most people use physical domestic objects, such as kettles, toasters, tables, and sofas, every day without any second thought. We are used to having these objects around. We may think of them when the time comes to replace them, but we...

Closing Remark

Louise Valentine

Louise Valentine is a senior researcher in Design and Craft at the University of Dundee, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Prototype : Design and Craft in the 21st Century

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Design and craft are activities requiring freedom—freedom to explore, to allow imagination and creativity to range widely and to bring knowledge and expertise alive in a wild, uninhibited dance. The activity is a dialogue following...

Codesign

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Codesign refers to the act of designing products and services with users and clients instead of seeing the designer as an expert external to the situation. It is closely related to ideas of cocreation and coproduction and is essentially...