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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...

Futuring and Defuturing Design Futures, Politics, Tony Fry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...According to Tony Fry who first coined the term, Defuturing names two things. First, it designates the character and the historical consequence of the nature and the product of design practice, and second, it methodologically designates...

Colonialism, Post-colonialism

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In the preface of the Wretched of the Earth, Jean Paul Sartre unintentionally provided a sketchy outline of colonialism by mentioning Europe’s accomplishment of Hellenizing the Asians and creating a “new breed, the Greco-Latin Negroes...

Haptics

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The word haptic has its roots in the ancient Greek verb ἅπτω (haptō), which means “I touch” and “I engage in.” J. M. Kennedy defined Haptics as the discipline, which “in parallel with optics and acoustics studies the tangible world just...

Heritage

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Heritage, while usually being associated with tangible cultural artifacts of individual nations, is a concept now operationalized through international bodies, specifically UNESCO. In this context, the Heritage has expanded to include...

Psychology

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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... York : Garland, 1977. Eleni Kalantidou . “Designing the Culture of the Common and the Psychology of Unsettlement.” In Balance-Unbalance 2013...