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Autopoiesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Autopoiesis is the capacity of certain systems to make and remake their component parts. It is a way of defining living systems and so one way of approaching sustainable design. There are a number of ways of thinking about systems entailed...

Graceful Degradation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Graceful degradation refers to the designing of web-based communication networks. As a further developed version of fault management, graceful degradation allows a system to operate at a reduced functionality. This can be designed...

Fashion as System

Ingrid Loschek

Ingrid Loschek is Professor in the history and theory of fashion at the University of Applied Sciences, Pforzheim. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Guest Professor at Universities in Tokyo and Cairo. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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When Clothes Become Fashion : Design and Innovation Systems

Berg Publishers, 2009

Book Chapter

...If fashion is verified as a social system, there is no longer any need to categorise it as a ‘phenomenon’.Here too, it is a matter of vestimentary fashion and the whole of body design, but not of forms that are typical of a specific age...

Back End / Front End

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

Book Chapter

...The parts of a computer system, such as a website or design program, which consist of a user interface and the programming on which it operates. The front end is an interface that collects user input and processes it into a form...

Communication Systems Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Communication systems design is a multistep process of prototyping, design, and development of analog and digital communication systems employed by design engineers, mathematicians, and industrial designers. These systems are generally...

Graphical System Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The visual representation of an entire system by engineers, architects, product designers, data scientists, and other users of graphic communications, beginning with a conceptualization phase and working through to the implementation...

“… in the dimension of Time.”

John Chris Jones

John Chris Jones was born in 1927, in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, and went on to work for AEI in Manchester, England. In 1962 he instigated an influential conference on design methods, which led to the formation of the Design Research Society which he chaired from 1971–73. In 2004 he was presented with the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award and from 1970–74 Jones was the first Professor of Design at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing Designing

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...This was written for the architecture-and-environment journal Espacios CEPA, published in Argentina by Ruben Pesci. Ruben asked for exactly 17 pages to fit a space in a forthcoming issue (that was the length of another essay which I had...

Design and Immateriality: What of It in a Post Industrial Society?

Design: Critical and Primary Sources Volume 2 : Professional Practice and Design Theories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...An immaterial culture is emerging. It exists only because a heavily material base supports it and makes it possible. It is from the very outset a phenomenon — indeed, an epiphenomenon — resulting from technology. The future of design, then,...

Biomimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Biomimicry refers to a combination of biology and design research. It is a sustainable approach to innovation in which development of new products and systems is integrated with growth. The four-step process includes abstracting the core...

Connecting things

Encountering Things : Design and Theories of Things

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Traditionally, design practice and design education have focused on giving form to physical things—apparel, buildings, messages, tools, and vehicles—the artifacts that constitute material culture. These artifacts are also the material...