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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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

The Politics and Logistics of Ergonomic Design

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler

Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler is Assistant Professor of Design History at Purdue University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Making Disability Modern : Design Histories

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...While the topic of ergonomics is not always included in disability studies, it is similarly concerned with the fit between diverse bodies and the design of spaces and things. Inadequately researched and ill-conceived design can—and often...

Designing Emergency Access: Lifeline & LifeCall

Making Disability Modern : Design Histories

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book Chapter

...Heavily marketed on television during the1980s and 1990s, personal emergency response systems (PERS) are best remembered today for one particular, widely disseminated 1989 LifeCall advertisement. In it, the elderly Mrs. Fletcher falls...

Understanding Suicide and Assisted Dying – Why Is ‘Design for Death’ Tricky?

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

...A girl calls and asks, ‘does it hurt very much to die?’‘Well, sweetheart’, I tell her, ‘yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living’.We cannot escape the reality of dying; it will happen to all of us. At least 0.8 per cent of the planet...

Health and Safety Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Making ‘Safety’, Making Freedom: Problem-Setting, Collaborative Design and Contested Futures

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...The point of departure of the movement lies in the people themselves …. Accordingly, the point of departure must always be with [people] in the ‘here and now’, which constitutes the situation within which they are submerged, from which...