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Affordance

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Humans perceive things or aspects of things as affording particular types of interaction. These perceived action possibilities derive not only from features of things but also from the capabilities of the perceiver. Designers give forms...

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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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Design and Ageing

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...As medical innovation grows at an unstoppable rate life expectancy in most countries follows. Naturally, offering better medical care and aiding humankind is of great benefit, however, these somewhat rapid changes have altered our...

Design Situation

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...From its essence, design revolved around function. We all know various adaptations of the phrase “form follows function” and its postmodern iterations. Consequently, the classic role of the designer has revolved around designing an object...

Appropriate Technology

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A term coined by E. F. Schumacher to describe alternative technology that can replace capital-intensive technology for sustainable development. Its characteristics are people-centered, small-scale, localized, decentralized, labor-intensive,...

Persona

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A persona is a fictional character based on synthesized social research. Teams make design decisions by consulting material that makes that persona vivid, perhaps embodying that persona in order to imagine their reaction to different design...

Use-Value

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Consumers attribute use value to goods and services that have a capacity to meet given needs. Classical economists distinguished between a good’s use value and its exchange value in order to differentiate its price in the marketplace from...
...9.1 Introduction Co-creation, co-production, co-design: the last decade has seen a growing recognition of the importance of a more collective contribution from those who are both delivering and receiving any form of public...

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Anne-Marie Willis

Anne-Marie Willis is a design writer, editor and educator. She is currently professor of Design Theory at the German University in Cairo, Egypt. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...While most product design would be rationalized by claiming to bring benefits to the people who use those products, user-centered design has a more specific meaning. As a term, it gained prominence in Scandinavia in the 1980s in the context...

OXO

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Following military service in the Second World War, Sam Farber earned a Harvard economics degree in 1946, and went on to establish Copco Inc. in 1960, a company dedicated at least in part to producing easy-to-use kitchenware for people...