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Perception (Theories of)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Perception, the ability of humans and animals to detect and distinguish information coming from their external world, is a term that can take a number of different significations depending on the meaning it is given by theories originating...

Gestalt

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Gestalt has been a key element of conceptualization and presentation in arts, media, and design and a therapeutic approach in psychology. As a concept, it is strongly related to the investigation of sensory perception and has been...

Praxis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In early Greek thinking, the concepts of Praxis and Poïesis were juxtaposed as two different kinds of activities, Praxis as action that is an end in itself, Poïesis (making) as action toward an end. Praxis came to be understood differently...

Cognition, Theories of

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Cognition is the mental ability of humans to obtain and analyze information. The most prominent theories in relation to cognition have attributed this capacity to innate human aptitude (Nativism), a posteriori knowledge (Empiricism...

Design Methods

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Design Methods, a relatively new addition to research methodologies, refers to a systematic approach aiming to develop and establish various models of designing commodities, services, and procedures...

Globalization

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...According to Zygmunt Bauman, “‘Globalization’ means that we are all dependent on each other” (Bauman, 2001a, p. 4). This recognition, even though it describes a phenomenon that gained momentum in the late 1970s, is greatly connected...

Poïesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Poïesis, a noun originated from the ancient Greek verb ποιεῖν (poiein), is referred to as the act of making or production. It appeared in the work of many ancient Greek philosophers, and its analysis by contemporary theorists has been...

Dwelling

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Dwelling’s meaning is defined according to its use. As a noun it describes a physical structure where a human resides and finds shelter, and as a verb, its meaning extends to designate human’s being-in-the-world (Dasein), a definition given...

Synesthesia

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The word synesthesia (also known as synesthesis) literally means co-sensing or sensing together and originates from the combination of the Greek words syn (together) and aesthesis (feel, sense). The concept is strongly related...

Tradition

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...While “tradition” in everyday usage refers to long-established customs and associated rituals and artifacts, it is a concept with greater complexity when viewed in relation to modernity and colonialism. Eric Hobsbawm was an important...