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Biomimicry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Biomimicry refers to a combination of biology and design research. It is a sustainable approach to innovation in which development of new products and systems is integrated with growth. The four-step process includes abstracting the core...

Mechanical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Mechanical design is concerned with products, machines, and systems that perform mechanical work or transform energy into mechanical work. A nineteenth-century example would be continuous wire or rope transmission, useful for long distances...

Process Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Just as products are designed, so too are processes. In the 1990s, business process reengineering became common; today, Process Design refers to the planning and management of processes within organizations so that outputs of the process...

Science and Technology Studies

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a field of academic enquiry that treats science and technology as socio-material phenomena. It is a multidisciplinary field, in which anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and political...

Creative Digital Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Creative digital design covers a wide range of tools and media, including 3D animation, motion (info) graphics, games, web technologies, and social media. It is also increasingly working with augmented and virtual reality systems, in which...

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Toyota is a global automotive manufacturer based in Japan. Sakichi Toyota (1867–1930) founded Toyota Automatic Loom Works (TALW) in 1926. Sakichi’s son Kiichiro (1894–1952) opened TALW’s automotive department in 1933, and the Toyota Motor...

Nissan Motor Company Limited

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Nissan Motor Company Limited is a global automotive manufacturer based in Japan, known also for the Datsun and Prince brands. Models like the Bluebird sedan (1959–) and Fairlady Z sports car (1969–) tracked postwar Japan’s economic growth....

Honda Motor Company

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Honda Motor Company is a Japanese automotive, motorbike, and motor manufacturer founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda (1906–91). Originally known as the Honda Technology Research Institute, Honda is today recognized as integrating technological...

Matsushita

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Former name of Japanese appliance manufacturer Panasonic, founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita (1894–1989), Matsushita products reflect twentieth-century life, particularly domestic electrification and consumer purchasing power in Japan...

Tendo Mokko

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tendo Mokko is a Japanese furniture manufacturer known for sculptural plywood forms. The Mokko (Tendo Woodcraft) company was founded as a wartime cooperative in 1940. After the Second World War the firm became a furniture manufacturer...