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.

Urban Informatics

Collaboration at the nexus of policy, technology and design, people and data

Author: Kristene Unsworth,Andrea Forte,Richardson Dilworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Information shapes urban spaces in ways that most people rarely stop to consider. From data-driven planning to grassroots activism to influencing the routes we walk, bike, and drive, new information technologies are helping city dwellers to leverage information in new ways. These technologies shape the uses and character of urban spaces. Information technologies and tools such as social media and GIS tracking applications are being used by individuals as they go about their daily lives, not as alternatives to social interaction, but as opportunities to participate in the shared experience of urban life. This edited volume focuses on the creative application and management of information technologies in urban environments, with an emphasis on the intersection between citizen participation in creating city environments and the policy-making that supports it. The chapters address critical issues including the digital divide, transportation planning, use of public spaces, community building, and local events. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Urban Technology.

Deleuze and Design

Author: Betti Marenko

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748691553

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Drawing on a range of contributors, case studies and examples, this book examines how we can think about design through Deleuze, and how Deleuze's thought can be re-designed to produce new concepts. It taps into the emerging networks between philosophy as an act of inventing concepts and design as the process of inventing the world.

Digital Design Theory

Readings from the Field

Author: Helen Armstrong

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894954

Category: Design

Page: 152

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Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the impact of computation on the field of design. As graphic design moves from the creation of closed, static objects to the development of open, interactive frameworks, designers seek to understand their own rapidly shifting profession. Helen Armstrong's carefully curated introduction to groundbreaking primary texts, from the 1960s to the present, provides the background necessary for an understanding of digital design vocabulary and thought. Accessible essays from designers and programmers are by influential figures such as Ladislav Sutnar, Bruno Munari, Wim Crouwel, Sol LeWitt, Muriel Cooper, Zuzana Licko, Rudy VanderLans, John Maeda, Paola Antonelli, Luna Maurer, and Keetra Dean Dixon. Their topics range from graphic design's fascination with programmatic design, to early strivings for an authentic digital aesthetic, to the move from object-based design and to experience-based design. Accompanying commentary assesses the relevance of each excerpt to the working and intellectual life of designers.

Design Anthropology

Object Cultures in Transition

Author: Alison Clarke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474259057

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. Decades ago, product designers used basic market research to fine-tune their designs for consumer success. Today the design process has been radically transformed, with the user center-stage in the design process. From design ethnography to culture probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings rather than the mere form and function of objects. This important volume provides a fascinating exploration of the issues facing the shapers of our increasingly complex material world. The text features case studies and investigations covering a diverse range of academic disciplines. From IKEA and anti-design to erotic twenty-first-century needlework and online interior decoration, the book positions itself at the intersections of design, anthropology, material culture, architecture, and sociology.

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2019 Edition

A Tor.com Original

Author: Elizabeth Bear,Siobhan Carroll,John Chu,Greg Egan,Kathleen Ann Goonan,S. L. Huang,Carole Johnstone,KJ Kabza,Erinn L. Kemper,Mary Robinette Kowal,Rich Larson,M. Evan MacGriogair,Seanan McGuire,Lis Mitchell,Mimi Mondal,Annalee Newitz,Silvia Park,Laurie Penny,Brenda Peynado,Christopher Rowe,Rivers Solomon,Karin Tidbeck,JY Yang,E. Lily Yu

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250776783

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

View: 302


A collection of some of the best original science fiction and fantasy short fiction published on Tor.com in 2019. Includes stories by: Elizabeth Bear Siobhan Carroll John Chu Greg Egan Kathleen Ann Goonan S. L. Huang Carole Johnstone KJ Kabza Erinn L. Kemper Mary Robinette Kowal Rich Larson M. Evan MacGriogir Seanan McGuire Lis Mitchell Mimi Mondal Annalee Newitz Silvia Park Laurie Penny Brenda Peynado Christopher Rowe Rivers Solomon Karin Tidbeck JY Yang E. Lily Yu At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.