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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...

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...

Back End / Front End

The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

eBook

...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 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...

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

eBook

...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...

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...
...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...

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

eBook

...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,...

Multimedia Systems Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Multimedia systems design is concerned with the technical aspects of multimedia systems. It studies how media types and software applications have to be organized and managed on specialized hardware and software platforms. The multimedia...

Biomimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...