Hertzian Tales

Author: Anthony Dunne
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262541992
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How design can improve the quality of our everyday lives by engaging the invisible electromagnetic environment in which we live.

Kunst f rdert Wirtschaft

Author: Ursula Bertram
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839421020
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Die Einbahnstraße »Wirtschaft fördert Kunst« erfährt derzeit einen eklatanten Richtungswechsel: Erfolgreiche Führungskräfte erkennen in künstlerischen Strategien eine zukunftsweisende Betrachtung - die Integration künstlerischer Kompetenz in unser Wirtschafts- und Wissenschaftssystem wird schon bald aus unserem Alltag nicht mehr wegzudenken sein. Dieser Band bildet den initialen Diskurs hierzu ab. Renommierte Autoren unterschiedlichster Fachgebiete (u.a. Physik, Kunst, Wirtschaft, Philosophie, Neurobiologie, Strategieforschung, Musik, Management, Szenografie) berichten über bereits bestehende Projekte aus der Praxis und der Forschung in Textbeiträgen, Interviews oder künstlerischen Arbeiten. In einer gemeinsam verfassten Resolution wird zudem die Notwendigkeit betont, kreatives Denken und die Heranbildung von Innovationskompetenzen bereits in der frühen Bildung zu verankern. Mit Beiträgen von Ursula Bertram, Simon Grand, Reinhild Hoffmann, Gerald Hüther, Jean-Baptiste Joly, Gerhard Kilger, Gerald Nestler/Sylvia Eckermann, Julian Nida-Rümelin, Werner Preißing, Albert Schmitt, Metin Tolan, Timm Ulrichs und Peter Weibel sowie mit künstlerischen Arbeiten von Francis Alys, Maria Eichhorn, Andreas Gursky, Reinhild Hoffmann, Thomas Locher, Gerald Nestler, Mika Rottenberg, Santiago Sierra, Timm Ulrichs und Erwin Wurm.

Emotionally Durable Design

Author: Jonathan Chapman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317574826
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Emotionally Durable Design presents counterpoints to our ‘throwaway society’ by developing powerful design tools, methods and frameworks that build resilience into relationships between people and things. The book takes us beyond the sustainable design field’s established focus on energy and materials, to engage the underlying psychological phenomena that shape patterns of consumption and waste. In fluid and accessible writing, the author asks: why do we discard products that still work? He then moves forward to define strategies for the design of products that people want to keep for longer. Along the way we are introduced to over twenty examples of emotional durability in smart phones, shoes, chairs, clocks, teacups, toasters, boats and other material experiences. Emotionally Durable Design transcends the prevailing doom and gloom rhetoric of sustainability discourse, to pioneer a more hopeful, meaningful and resilient form of material culture. This second edition features pull-out quotes, illustrated product examples, a running glossary and comprehensive stand firsts; this book can be read cover to cover, or dipped in-and-out of. It is a daring call to arms for professional designers, educators, researchers and students from in a range of disciplines from product design to architecture; framing an alternative genre of design that reduces the consumption and waste of resources by increasing the durability of relationships between people and things.

Smartphones als digitale Nahk rpertechnologien

Author: Timo Kaerlein
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839442729
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Menschen, die auf Displays starren. - Das Smartphone ist binnen kürzester Zeit zu einem unentbehrlichen Medium des Selbst- und Weltbezugs für viele Menschen geworden. Alltägliche Szenen des nicht-bewussten, weitgehend habitualisierten Gebrauchs künden hiervon. Timo Kaerlein unternimmt die Beschreibung, Historisierung und Kritik dieses Komplexes nahkörperlicher Computernutzung, der seit ca. Mitte der 2000er Jahre mit der ubiquitären Verbreitung des Smartphones aufkam. Die medienanthropologische Perspektive beleuchtet neue Aspekte des vermeintlich vertrauten Objekts - darunter etwa die häufig der Sichtbarkeit entzogenen Kontrollinfrastrukturen dieser personalisierten Überwachungstechnologie.

Empowering Users through Design

Author: David Bihanic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319130188
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At the crossroads of various disciplines, this collective work examines the possibility of a new end-user “engagement” in ongoing digital/technological products and services development. It provides an overview of recent research specifically focused on the user’s democratic participation and empowerment. It also enables readers to better identify the main opportunities of participatory design, a concept which encourages the blurring of the role between user and designer. This allows people to escape their status as “end-user” and to elevate themselves to the level of creator. This book explores new avenues for rethinking the processes and practices of corporate innovation in order to cope with current socio-economic and technological changes. In so doing, it aims to help companies renew industrial models that allow them to design and produce new ranges of technological products and services by giving the user an active role in the development process, far beyond the basic role of consumer. Intended for designers, design researchers and scientists interested in innovation and technology management, this book also provides a valuable resource for professionals involved in technology-based innovation processes.

Critical Design in Context

Author: Matt Malpass
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472575202
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Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.

Electronic Government

Author: Hans Jochen Scholl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364233489X
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2012, held in Delft, The Netherlands, in September 2012. The 23 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from more then 80 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on foundations; adoption and diffusion; open government and transformation; infrastructure and technology; evaluation; and citizen perspective, social inclusion, and social media.

Actions of Architecture

Author: Jonathan Hill
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134437048
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Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.

Speculative Everything

Author: Anthony Dunne
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262019841
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How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures.

DiY WiFi Re imagining Connectivity

Author: K. Jungnickel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113731253X
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Based on extensive fieldwork, Jungnickel's research into community WiFi networking explores the innovative digital cultures of ordinary people making extra-ordinary things. Committed to making 'ournet, not the internet', these digital tinkerers re-inscribe wireless broadband technology with new meanings and re-imagined possibilities of use.