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Computer Hardware Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Hardware design is a field between engineering and design. In the computer engineering industry, the word hardware is generally used to separate hardware from software design. In engineering disciplines, hardware design refers...

Actor-Network Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Strictly speaking Actor-Network Theory (commonly referred to as ANT) is not a “theory” but an attitude towards or strategy for approaching events, processes and institutions, which is sensitive to the multiplicity of factors that influence...

Video Jockeying

Mark Wigan

Mark Wigan was subject leader for illustration at Camberwell College, UK, and later for Graphic Design at the University of Salford, UK. He is currently a lecturer in illustration at Hull College, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Illustration

AVA Book, 2009

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RGB

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 Graphic Design

AVA Book, 2006

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Post-humanism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Post-humanism expands the senses of what it means to be human, that try not to have clear demarcations between humans and animals and technologies.Humanism assumes that humanity is distinct from other species and that distinctness gives...

Soft Technology

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Soft Tech refers to a view of technology grounded in the social sciences, and focuses on the material world as a world of experiences, emotions, and ideologies. It is constituted by the processes, methods, and services that allow humans...

Cybernetics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Mathematician Norbert Wiener first used “cybernetics,” originating from the Greek term for steering and governing, in 1948. It relates to the study of intelligent systems, whether technological, mechanical, social, environmental...

Just Press Play, Please

Johan Redström

Johan Redström is Professor and Research Director at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, and previously Design Director at the Interactive Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Heather Wiltse

Heather Wiltse is Assistant Professor at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Things : The Future of Objects in a Digital World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...In what follows we will take another look at the historical developments outlined in the previous chapter, but this time as seen through an example: the very simple and mundane act of pressing a play button to listen to music...

Technology (STS, SCOT, Techne, Technics)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Although technology normally refers to machines, especially digital ones, the term more precisely refers to the ways of being and thinking that result in those machines. Those ways of thinking have been viewed as dominating and dangerous...

Latour, Bruno (1947–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Bruno Latour (1947–) is a French sociologist and anthropologist with a particular interest in science and technology. Latour (1993) has made important contributions to Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and Science and Technology Studies (STS...