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Affordance

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...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...

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...

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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

Book Chapter

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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...

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...

The Third Dialogue on Applicability

Turkka Keinonen

Turkka Keinonen is Professor of Design at Aalto University, Finland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designers, Users and Justice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In this dialogue Practitioner and Scholar compare usability with the capability approach. They realize their earlier ignorance about the broader objectives of usability to improve wellbeing and quality of life and they decide to give...
...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...

Use, User-Centered Design

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...