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Values in Design: Existenzminimum, “Maximum Quality,” and “Optimal Balance”

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...This paper seeks to contribute to the discussion of values that design activity could begin to realize in the coming years. It takes as its inspiration and starting point the article “Design, Environment and Social Quality: From...

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...LEED refers to the practice of building sustainably. Established in March 2000 by the United States Green Building Institute (USGBC), LEED is a third-party building certification system that recognizes building constructs that satisfy...

Smart Materials

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Chapman, Jonathan (1974–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British design theorist and academic, regarded as a key thinker and commentator on sustainable design. As Professor of Sustainable Design at the University of Brighton, he heads the university’s research center, the Inheritable Futures Lab,...

The Emergence of Design for Sustainability: And Onward and Upward . . .

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction (Anonymous) A few blades of grass can do more to dislodge concrete than a thousand marching feet. One bright side of being older is to have watched the quiet revolution of sustainability...

I Miss the Hungry Years: Coping with Abundance

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction Information technology is a marvel of ingenuity and engineering. It has been widely admired and used; it is being advanced by inventiveness and competition; and it is being promoted by politicians and education...

Biophilia and Technophilia: Examining the Nature/Culture Split in Design Theory

The Designed World : Images, Objects, Environments

Berg, 2010

Book Chapter

...In most cases the designer wants to set and solve problems for human use, but in most cases he feels obliged to set and solve problems for human abuse. This is, without doubt, the problem of all problems.Tomás Maldonado, “The Problem of All...

The Roots of Unsustainability

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Situating Sustainability A distinguishing feature of being human, beyond the animals we are, is language. Language is one of the most important distinguishing features of our species. Language permits us to reflect on what we...

Making Sustainability Up: Design beyond Possibility

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Design in Danger (Weston, 2009, p. 59) The ‘environmental crisis’ is not fundamentally the result of some error in reasoning . . . It is a slow (sometimes not so slow) downward spiral, a reduction in fact...

Developing Theories for Sustainable Design

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction Calculate, conserve, compensate; reduce, reuse, recycle; environment, economy, people: these are some of the now familiar mantras of sustainable design. They are the pithy distillations of efforts to rethink the terms...