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Smart Materials

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Smart materials are designed with properties capable of sensing and/or reacting in a calculated manner to environmental stimuli. They are often elastic, maintaining the ability to return to original state once stimulus is removed. The broad...

Safety Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Safety design is the philosophy and practice of modifying a standard design process to include a formal consideration of the human factors involved in safe use of the product. Thus, the skills of the designer are put to greater use than...

Hazard Analysis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hazard analysis is the process of recognizing and analyzing potential risks in order to mitigate them before they manifest in combination with other factors, resulting in accidents or incidents. It reduces risk in complex systems like...

Health and Safety Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Health and safety design is the deliberate formulation of tools, environments, social relations, and signage in order to mitigate hazards and improve well-being. The intended effect can be firsthand (airplane seatbelt reminders), secondhand...