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Design Research

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...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...

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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 Publishing SA, 2009

eBook

...Photography by Xavier YoungThe systematic investigation into the study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions. Broad and in-depth research is the activity illustrators engage in when first receiving...

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...

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...

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...

Attfield, Judith (1937–2006)

Grace Lees-Maffei

Grace Lees-Maffei is Professor of Design History at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Professor Judith (Judy) Attfield’s work in design history centers upon several major contributions: the feminist analysis of design; an insistence on the significance of the everyday; and the introduction into design history of ideas...

Design (research) practice

Practice-based Design Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...Design (research) practices as an inquiry of ‘the possible’Koskinen et al. (2011) have proposed a framework for what they call constructive design research which adheres to particular methodologies producing knowledge through prototyping...

Introducing Practice-Based Design Research

Laurene Vaughan

Laurene Vaughan is Professor of Design at RMIT University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Practice-based Design Research

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...The concurrent developments in design research and doctoral studies in design are interlinked phenomena. On this basis, design research may be realized as specific professional consultancy services; manifest as design roles within other...