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Autopoiesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Back End / Front End

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practising graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numberous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. He currently teaches the Graphic Design BA at the University of Brighton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a journalist and teacher, and former Director of the Christian Meditation Centre in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Book, 2010

Book Chapter

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Graceful Degradation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

Communication Systems Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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 Article

...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...

Ecological Perception 2 – Practice

Joanna Boehnert

Joanna Boehnert is the founder of EcoLabs and a Research Fellow in Design at CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) at the University of Westminster. Her research focuses on how design communicates complex ecological and socio-economic issues and facilitates transitions to sustainable ways of living. She established EcoLabs in 2006 to work at the interface of social movements and design practice. She is a Canadian who works in London and lives by the sea in Margate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design, Ecology, Politics : Towards the Ecocene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Images have historically played an important role in facilitating learning (in science and elsewhere) by illustrating new ideas and phenomenon. Graphic designers make new information accessible through the selective framing and structuring...

Afterword: the Designer And the Designed

Design as Future-Making

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Design is future-making. This collection of compelling and important essays attests to both the enduring and the changing nature of design. Design has always served as the midwife of technologies into our lives, creating collective...

Meta-Designing Paradigm Change: An Ecomimetic, Language-Centred Approach

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction While design for sustainability is very important, it has yet to make us safe from catastrophic climate changes or from an accelerating decline in biodiversity. The world needs a paradigmatic transformation...

Ecoliterate Design

Joanna Boehnert

Joanna Boehnert is the founder of EcoLabs and a Research Fellow in Design at CREAM (Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media) at the University of Westminster. Her research focuses on how design communicates complex ecological and socio-economic issues and facilitates transitions to sustainable ways of living. She established EcoLabs in 2006 to work at the interface of social movements and design practice. She is a Canadian who works in London and lives by the sea in Margate. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design, Ecology, Politics : Towards the Ecocene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Ecologically literate design is systems aware, enabling, collaborative and aligned with the patterns and processes of nature. Ecological principles provide time-tested models for the design of sustainable ways of living. Biomimicry pioneer...
...If complexity is our condition and uncertainty is our code, then scale is our mission to the moon. We are living through a time when the subtle and unexpected effects of changes in scale are warping our perceptions of our world and our...