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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...

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...

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

eBook

...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

eBook

...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...