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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...

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...

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...

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...

Conclusion: Design’s Tricky Future

Lorraine Gamman

Lorraine Gamman is Professor of Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...The more I think, read, do and see, the more I view design as it is as part of the problem of an unsustainable mode of world-making. For this situation to change, what design is understood to be has to be remade. Or put...

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...

Participatory Design

Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick is a professor of graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA. Her publications include: Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics (2003); Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication for Prentice-Hall Publications (1984); Exhibition catalogue for The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965-2005 authored with co-curators Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman; Exhibition catalogue for Graphic Intervention: International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010 co-authored with co-curator Javier Cortás, and Exhibition catalogue for Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Developing Citizen Designers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Social Innovation Through Participatory Design Helen Armstrong A larger participatory movement is sweeping through our culture. Citizens eagerly generate and share content, expressing themselves on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis...