Speculative Everything

Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019841

Category: Art

Page: 224

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How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures.
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Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design

Author: Konomi, Shin'ichi,Roussos, George

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508287

Category: Architecture

Page: 323

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In recent years, the presence of ubiquitous computing has increasingly integrated into the lives of people in modern society. As these technologies become more pervasive, new opportunities open for making citizens’ environments more comfortable, convenient, and efficient. Enriching Urban Spaces with Ambient Computing, the Internet of Things, and Smart City Design is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the interaction between people and computing systems in contemporary society, showcasing how ubiquitous computing influences and shapes urban environments. Highlighting the impacts of these emerging technologies from an interdisciplinary perspective, this book is ideally designed for professionals, researchers, academicians, and practitioners interested in the influential state of pervasive computing within urban contexts.
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Design, History and Time

New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Author: Zoë Hendon,Anne Massey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350060666

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Design, History and Time reflects on the nature of time in relation to design, in both past and contemporary contexts. In contrast to a traditional design historical approach which emphasises schools and movements, this volume addresses time as a continuum and considers the importance of temporality for design practice and history. Contributors address how designers, design historians and design thinkers might respond to the global challenges of time, the rhythms of work, and the increasing speed of life and communication between different communities. They consider how the past informs the present and the future in terms of design; the importance of time-based design practices such as rapid prototyping and slow design, time in relation to memory and forgetting, and artefacts such as the archive for which time is key, and ponder the design of time itself. Showcasing the work of fifteen design scholars from a range of international contexts, the book provides an essential text for thinking about changing attitudes to the temporal.
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NERD – New Experimental Research in Design

Author: Michael Erlhoff,Wolfgang Jonas

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035617422

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Design has long expressed and established itself as an independent research competence – a fact that also companies, institutions and politicians have come to acknowledge. What is still needed, however, is a stronger public platform for design to confidently reflect upon this process and to establish and communicate the specific innovative and experimental dimension of design research. For this reason, BIRD, the Board of International Research in Design, has developed the New Experimental Research in Design / NERD format. The edited conference contributions of twelve young researchers from all over the world provide an impressive and diverse and insightful range of intelligent and inspiring approaches in design research, giving rise to further debate and action in the rapidly evolving field.
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The City of Tomorrow

Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

Author: Carlo Ratti,Matthew Claudel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300221134

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear—cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. In this book, a renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment. The authors explain some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. The authors provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public. With such participation, we can collectively imagine, examine, choose, and shape the most desirable future of our cities.
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Marktplätze im Umbruch

Digitale Strategien für Services im Mobilen Internet

Author: Claudia Linnhoff-Popien,Michael Zaddach,Andreas Grahl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662437821

Category: Computers

Page: 759

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Alle Branchen befinden sich derzeit in derselben Situation: Unternehmen bedienen ihre Kunden oft noch über konventionelle Kanäle, obwohl viel mehr Kenntnis und Erreichbarkeit vorhanden ist. Technisch ist es möglich, den Ort des Kunden zu bestimmen, die Situation, in der er sich befindet. Mit diesem Wissen kann man reagieren: personalisiert können Leistungen des Unternehmens angeboten werden, die zu den Bedürfnissen des Kunden passen. Wenn das Unternehmen dies nicht tut, wird das Geschäft von anderen Playern im Markt abgegraben. Vertriebskanäle werden zunehmend bei Partnern etabliert, auch um gebündelte Produkte anzubieten. Es entstehen Orchestrierung und Kollaboration, und das Social Business reagiert viel stärker auf die Meinung der Kunden zum Produkt.
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Worterbuch Design

Author: Michael Erlhoff

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783764381431

Category: Design

Page: 472

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This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorical foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. 110 authors from Japan, Austria, England, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United States, and elsewhere have written original articles for this design dictionary. Their cultural differences provide perspectives for a shared understanding of central design categories and communicating about design. The volume includes both the terms in use in current discussions, some of which are still relatively new, as well as classics of design discourse. A practical book, both scholarly and ideal for browsing and reading at leisure.
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