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Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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Design Research

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design Research is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of design issues, questions, and situations in the theory and practice of designed products and processes, services, and environments from multiple broad perspectives. Design...

Science and Technology Studies

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a field of academic enquiry that treats science and technology as socio-material phenomena. It is a multidisciplinary field, in which anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and political...

Design and Ageing

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...As medical innovation grows at an unstoppable rate life expectancy in most countries follows. Naturally, offering better medical care and aiding humankind is of great benefit, however, these somewhat rapid changes have altered our...

Context

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Context is the full story that surrounds the intended user of a design. It includes all aspects of the physical environment and the conditions in which the product will be used. It can also include the social environment, including...

Observational Research

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Observational Research is a social research technique that involves the observation of people in the environment they live or work in. This qualitative method has its roots in ethnographic research and its goal is to get a better...

Product Semantics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Introduction Product semantics is the study of the symbolic qualities of human-made forms in the cognitive and social contexts of their use. The fundamental purpose of this theory and method is to treat the form of a designed object...

The Design Society (2000–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Formally established in 2000, The Design Society is an international, nongovernmental, nonprofit-making design body, which seeks to promote a broad and established understanding of design. The Society’s history can be traced to the Workshop...
...The practice of fieldwork is integral to modern anthropology. The origins of this practice date back to the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Strait of 1898, led by the biologist A. C. Haddon. One of the men Haddon recruited...

Design Studies

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design Studies refers to the theoretical examination of design processes and design practice, including the application of design methodologies and design’s relation to other academic disciplines. Also sometimes called “design research...