A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology

Author: Yana Milev

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631619063

Category: Art

Page: 1299

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-D.A.- represents a cultural science handbook of -Design Anthropology-, providing an epistemology, phenomenology and survey of the varieties of the extended concept of design. Here the design concept is placed at the centre of the nexus of meaning of cultural production that rests on the three pillars <I>Segno, Mythus and Techne. Anthropological design research is trans-disciplinary, developing in the connexion between <I>Visual Culture (signal, in/visibility, image/void, imagination, representation), <I>Doing Culture (act, cooperation, relation, fabrication, exchange), <I>Material Culture (object, artefact, thing, facing, texture), <I>Knowledge Culture (techniques, practices, norms, beliefs, values), <I>Narrative Culture (mythology, significance, meaning, memory, identity), <I>Critical Culture (watching, criterion, antagonism, crisis, theory) and <I>Aesthetic Culture (emotion, sentiment, taste, feel, sense). It is only against this background that the complex anthropological dimension of Design Culture can be understood, extending far beyond the horizon of a design science concept of design, industry-near design thinking and marketing, or a product-oriented concept of manufacture. -Design Anthropology- is the research field of the -Coming Community-, which has been founded here with a -D.A.- fraternity of more than 100 contributions, partners and friends. <BR> Through -D.A.- Yana Milev has formulated the theoretical and curatorial foundation for an extended concept of design that she has been representing and practicing since the 1990s in the context of the arts, rendering it now as -Anthropo Design-."

What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment

Author: Albena Yaneva,Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134808941

Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design practice. Abandoning the modernist idea of nature as being external to the human experience - a nature that can be mastered by engineers and scientists from outside, the cosmpolitical thinking offers designers to embark in an active process of manipulating and reworking nature ’from within.’ To engage in cosmopolitics, this book argues, means to redesign, create, instigate, and compose every single feature of our common experience. In the light of this new understanding of nature, we set the questions: What is the role of design if nature is no longer salient enough to provide a background for human activities? How can we foster designers’ own force and make present what causes designers to think, feel, and act? How do designers make explicit the connection of humans to a variety of entities with different ontology: rivers, species, particles, materials and forces? How do they redefine political order by bringing together stars, prions and people? In effect, how should we understand design practice in its relation to the material and the living world? In this volume, anthropologists, science studies scholars, political scientists and sociologists rethink together the meaning of cosmopolitics for design. At the same time designers, architects and artists engage with the cosmopolitical question in trying to imagine the future of architectural and urban design. The book contains original empirical chapters and a number of revealing interviews with artists and designers whose practices set examples of ’cosmopolitically correct design’.

The Routledge Companion to Design Studies

Author: Penny Sparke,Fiona Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317203291

Category: Social Science

Page: 554

View: 3362


Since the 1990s, in response to dramatic transformations in the worlds of technology and the economy, design - a once relatively definable discipline, complete with a set of sub-disciplines - has become unrecognizable. Consequently, design scholars have begun to address new issues, themes and sub-disciplines such as: sustainable design, design for well-being, empathic design, design activism, design anthropology, and many more. The Routledge Companion to Design Studies charts this new expanded spectrum and embraces the wide range of scholarship relating to design - theoretical, practice-related and historical - that has emerged over the last four decades. Comprised of forty-three newly-commissioned essays, the Companion is organized into the following six sections: Defining Design: Discipline, Process Defining Design: Objects, Spaces Designing Identities: Gender, Sexuality, Age, Nation Designing Society: Empathy, Responsibility, Consumption, the Everyday Design and Politics: Activism, Intervention, Regulation Designing the World: Globalization, Transnationalism, Translation Contributors include both established and emerging scholars and the essays offer an international scope, covering work emanating from, and relating to, design in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe, North America, Asia, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of Design Studies.

Design Anthropology

Theory and Practice

Author: Wendy Gunn,Ton Otto,Rachel Charlotte Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857853694

Category: Design

Page: 304

View: 8645


Design Anthropology provides the definitive introduction to the field of design anthropology and the concepts, methods, practices and challenges of this exciting and emerging area of study

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

Author: Eric Margolis,Luc Pauwels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446250121

Category: Education

Page: 776

View: 8549


This book captures the state of the art in visual research. Margolis and Pauwels have brought together, in one volume, a unique survey of the field of visual research that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods encompasses the breadth and depth of the field, and points the way to future research possibilities. It illustrates 'cutting edge' as well as long-standing and recognized practices. This book is not only 'about' research, it is also an example of the way that the visual can be incorporated into data collection and the presentation of research findings. Chapters describe a methodology or analytical framework, its strengths and limitations, possible fields of application and practical guidelines on how to apply the method or technique. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: - Framing the Field of Visual Research - Producing Visual Data and Insight - Participatory and Subject-Centered Approaches - Analytical Frameworks and Approaches - Visualization Technologies and Practices - Moving Beyond the Visual - Options and Issues for Using and Presenting Visual Research. Eric Margolis is an Associate Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. He is President of the International Visual Sociology Association. Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. He is Chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the ICA and Vice-President of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).

Design Data Handbook for Mechanical Engineers in Si and Metric Units

Author: K. Mahadevan,K. Balaveera Reddy

Publisher: CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt Limited, India

ISBN: 9788123923154

Category: Machine design

Page: 512

View: 4017


Machine design is one of the important subjects in mechanical engineering and a thorough knowledge of the design aspects of machine elements is essential for all design engineers. Working out the design of a machine as a whole, or its components, usually involvesthe use of several formulae, graphs, standard tables and other relevant data. Availability of all such information in one handbook not only eliminates the unnecessary task ot remembering the required formulae and equations, but also helps design engineers to solve the problems in machine design quickly and efficiently. This handbook has been prepared keeping these basics in mind. References have been made to several standard textbooks on machine design while compiling the data of this book. In the preparation of the fourth edition, most of the chapters and topics have been upgraded and improved by adding additional information on current design.

Communication in Transdisciplinary Teams

Author: Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano ,Shalini Misra ,Julie Thompson Klein ,Daniel Stokols,Loggina S. Báez, Florencia Ferrigno Came,María Goñi Mazzitelli,Sawsan Khuri,Theresa Lant,Bethany Laursen,David Lebow,Elina I. Mäkinen,Nilda G. Medina,Loyda B. Méndez,Megan Potterbusch,Maritza Salazar,Chitvan Trivedi,Bianca Vienni Baptista

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 1681100525

Category: Science

Page: 355

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This volume on communication in transdisciplinary teams is timely for two reasons: the number and size of research teams has increased, and communication is a primary criterion for success in both inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations. This introduction provides an overview of theory and practice aimed at orienting readers to pertinent literature then previews the chapters that follow. First, though, preliminary definition is in order. Relevant insights are dispersed across literatures on both inter- and trans-disciplinarity, raising the question of how they differ (Klein, 2017). Interdisciplinarity (ID) integrates information, data, methods, tools, concepts, or theories from two or more disciplines or bodies of knowledge in order to address a complex question, problem, topic, or theme. Solo interdisciplinarians work independently, but communication across boundaries is essential to collaboration. Transdisciplinarity (TD) transcends disciplinary worldviews by generating overarching synthetic frameworks and, in a connotation that arose in the late 20th century, problem-oriented research that crosses boundaries of academic, public, and private spheres by engaging stakeholders in co-production of knowledge. It also connotes teamwork aimed at generating new conceptual and methodological frameworks. We combine insights from literatures on inter- and trans-disciplinarity in order to acknowledge parallels between the two concepts. Authors of chapters of this volume differ in their conceptualization and use of the terms, as well as the focus of their research. We preserve their original uses of the two terms but synthesize lessons from both literatures in order to arrive at a more robust understanding of the dynamics of communication in teamwork that transcends knowledge boundaries. In the course of our discussion, we also employ nine related concepts defined in the text box: including pidgin and creole, collaborative interdisciplinary reasoning, communicative action, collaborative communication competence, team climate, socio-cognitive platforms for interdisciplinary collaboration, a cooperation and communication culture, mutual and integrative learning, and knowledge convergence.

Valuation and Conservation of Biodiversity

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Convention on Biological Diversity

Author: Michael Markussen,Ralph Buse,Heiko Garrelts,María Manez Costa,Rainer Marggraf,Susanne Menzel,M.. Susanne Ehrlich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540240228

Category: Science

Page: 429

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The goal of this transdisciplinary book is to identify the problems and challenges facing implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - from the global, regional and local points of view. The valuation and conservation of biodiversity are critical first steps necessary for the adequate protection of the environment. The authors give insights into the the influences the CBD exerts, and current trends in the field.