Crossing Design Boundaries

Crossing Design Boundaries
Author: Paul Rodgers,Libby Brodhurst,Duncan Hepburn
Release: 2006-02-01
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 16
ISBN: 9780203088531
Language: en
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This book presents over 100 papers from the 3rd Engineering & Product Design Education International Conference dedicated to the subject of exploring novel approaches in product design education. The theme of the book is "Crossing Design Boundaries" which reflects the editors’ wish to incorporate many of the disciplines associated with, and integral to, modern product design and development pursuits. Crossing Design Boundaries covers, for example, the conjunction of anthropology and design, the psychology of design products, the application of soft computing in wearable products, and the utilisation of new media and design and how these can be best exploited within the current product design arena. The book includes discussions concerning product design education and the cross-over into other well established design disciplines such as interaction design, jewellery design, furniture design, and exhibition design which have been somewhat under represented in recent years. The book comprises a number of sections containing papers which cover highly topical and relevant issues including Design Curriculum Development, Interdisciplinarity, Design Collaboration and Team Working, Philosophies of Design Education, Design Knowledge, New Materials and New Technologies in Design, Design Communication, Industrial Collaborations and Working with Industry, Teaching and Learning Tools, and Design Theory.

Synthetic Aesthetics

Synthetic Aesthetics
Author: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg,Jane Calvert,Pablo Schyfter,Alistair Elfick,Drew Endy
Release: 2017-01-06
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780262534017
Language: en
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As synthetic biology transforms living matter into a medium for making, what is the role of design and its associated values? Synthetic biology manipulates the stuff of life. For synthetic biologists, living matter is programmable material. In search of carbon-neutral fuels, sustainable manufacturing techniques, and innovative drugs, these researchers aim to redesign existing organisms and even construct completely novel biological entities. Some synthetic biologists see themselves as designers, inventing new products and applications. But if biology is viewed as a malleable, engineerable, designable medium, what is the role of design and how will its values apply? In this book, synthetic biologists, artists, designers, and social scientists investigate synthetic biology and design. After chapters that introduce the science and set the terms of the discussion, the book follows six boundary-crossing collaborations between artists and designers and synthetic biologists from around the world, helping us understand what it might mean to 'design nature.' These collaborations have resulted in biological computers that calculate form; speculative packaging that builds its own contents; algae that feeds on circuit boards; and a sampling of human cheeses. They raise intriguing questions about the scientific process, the delegation of creativity, our relationship to designed matter, and, the importance of critical engagement. Should these projects be considered art, design, synthetic biology, or something else altogether? Synthetic biology is driven by its potential; some of these projects are fictions, beyond the current capabilities of the technology. Yet even as fictions, they help illuminate, question, and even shape the future of the field.

Design Theory and Methods using CAD CAE

Design Theory and Methods using CAD CAE
Author: Kuang-Hua Chang
Release: 2014-10-11
Editor: Academic Press
Pages: 516
ISBN: 9780123985163
Language: en
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The fourth book of a four-part series, Design Theory and Methods using CAD/CAE integrates discussion of modern engineering design principles, advanced design tools, and industrial design practices throughout the design process. This is the first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book series, the reader will: Understand basic design principles and all digital modern engineering design paradigms Understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks Understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct All Digital Design (ADD) product design using the paradigms and tools Understand industrial practices in employing ADD virtual engineering design and tools for product development The first book to integrate discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process Demonstrates how to define a meaningful design problem and conduct systematic design using computer-based tools that will lead to a better, improved design Fosters confidence and competency to compete in industry, especially in high-tech companies and design departments

Universal Design 2014 Three Days of Creativity and Diversity

Universal Design 2014  Three Days of Creativity and Diversity
Author: H.A. Caltenco,P.-O. Hedvall,A. Larsson
Release: 2014-05-30
Editor: IOS Press
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781614994039
Language: en
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Universal Design, Design for All and Inclusive Design are all aimed at dismantling physical and social barriers to inclusion in all areas of life. Engagement in universal design is on the increase worldwide as practitioners and researchers explore creative and desirable solutions to shape the future of universal design products and practices. This book is a collection of the papers presented at UD2014, the International Conference on Universal Design, held in Lund, Sweden, in June 2014. The conference offered a creative and diverse meeting place for all participants to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas, and to build global connections and creative networks for future work on universal design. The themes of UD2014 span many aspects of societal life, and the papers included here cover areas as diverse as architecture, public transport, educational and play environments, housing, universal workspaces, and the Internet of things, as well as designs and adaptations for assistive technology. The book clearly demonstrates the breadth of universal design and its ongoing adoption in societies all over the world, and will be of interest to anyone whose work involves building a more inclusive environment for all.

Policy Problems and Policy Design

Policy Problems and Policy Design
Author: B. Guy Peters
Release: 2018-07-27
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781786431356
Language: en
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Public policy can be considered a design science. It involves identifying relevant problems, selecting instruments to address the problem, developing institutions for managing the intervention, and creating means of assessing the design. Policy design has become an increasingly challenging task, given the emergence of numerous ‘wicked’ and complex problems. Much of policy design has adopted a technocratic and engineering approach, but there is an emerging literature that builds on a more collaborative and prospective approach to design. This book will discuss these issues in policy design and present alternative approaches to design.

The Internet of Things for Smart Urban Ecosystems

The Internet of Things for Smart Urban Ecosystems
Author: Franco Cicirelli,Antonio Guerrieri,Carlo Mastroianni,Giandomenico Spezzano,Andrea Vinci
Release: 2018-08-10
Editor: Springer
Pages: 383
ISBN: 9783319965505
Language: en
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The main objective of this book is to provide a multidisciplinary overview of methodological approaches, architectures, platforms, and algorithms for the realization of an Internet of Things (IoT)-based Smart Urban Ecosystem (SUE). Moreover, the book details a set of real-world applications and case studies related to specific smart infrastructures and smart cities, including structural health monitoring, smart urban drainage networks, smart grids, power efficiency, healthcare, city security, and emergency management. A Smart Urban Ecosystem (SUE) is a people-centric system of systems that involves smart city environments, applications, and infrastructures. SUEs require the close integration of cyber and physical components for monitoring, understanding and controlling the urban environment. In this context, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers a valuable enabling technology, as it bridges the gap between physical things and software components, and empowers cooperation between distributed, pervasive, and heterogeneous entities.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design
Author: Waldemar Karwowski,Marcelo M. Soares,Neville A. Stanton
Release: 2011-06-22
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 511
ISBN: 9781420046281
Language: en
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Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don’t even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two-volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process. The first volume, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques, outlines the how to incorporate Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) principles and knowledge into the design of consumer products in a variety of applications. It discusses the user-centered design process, starting with how mental workload affects every day interactions with consumer products and what lessons may be applied to product design. The book then highlights the ever-increasing role of information technology, including digital imaging, video and other media, and virtual reality applications in consumer product design. It also explores user-centered aspect of consumer product development with discussions of user-centered vs. task-based approach, articulation and assessment of user requirements and needs, interaction with design models, and eco design. With contributions from a team of researchers from 21 countries, the book covers the current state of the art methods and techniques of product ergonomics. It provides an increased knowledge of how to apply the HF/E principles that ultimately leads to better product design.

Exam Ref 70 413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure MCSE

Exam Ref 70 413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure  MCSE
Author: Paul Ferrill,Tim Ferrill
Release: 2014-06-27
Editor: Microsoft Press
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780133967043
Language: en
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Fully updated! Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-413 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery designing, and implementing Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Plan and deploy a server infrastructure Design and implement network infrastructure services Design and implement network access services Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (logical) Design and implement an Active Directory infrastructure (physical) This Microsoft Exam Ref: Is fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2 Organizes its coverage by objectives for Exam 70-413 Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge candidates Designed for IT professionals responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure in an enterprise-scaled, highly virtualized environment.

Applications of Cuckoo Search Algorithm and its Variants

Applications of Cuckoo Search Algorithm and its Variants
Author: Nilanjan Dey
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9789811551635
Language: en
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This book highlights the basic concepts of the CS algorithm and its variants, and their use in solving diverse optimization problems in medical and engineering applications. Evolutionary-based meta-heuristic approaches are increasingly being applied to solve complicated optimization problems in several real-world applications. One of the most successful optimization algorithms is the Cuckoo search (CS), which has become an active research area to solve N-dimensional and linear/nonlinear optimization problems using simple mathematical processes. CS has attracted the attention of various researchers, resulting in the emergence of numerous variants of the basic CS with enhanced performance since 2019.

Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing

Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing
Author: Hans-W. Gellersen
Release: 1999-09-15
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9783540665502
Language: en
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Truly personal handheld and wearable technologies should be small and unobtrusive and allow access to information and computing most of the time and in most circumstance. Complimentary, environment-based technologies make artifacts of our surrounding world computationally accessible and facilitate use of everyday environments as a ubiquitous computing interface. The International Symposium on Handheld and Ubiquitous Computing, held for the first time in September 1999, was initiated to investigate links and synergies in these developments, and to relate advances in personal technologies to those in environment-based technologies. The HUC 99 Symposium was organised by the University of Karlsruhe, in particular by the Telecooperation Office (TecO) of the Institute for Telematics, in close collaboration with ZKM Karlsruhe, which generously hosted the event in its truly inspiring Center for Arts and Media Technology. The symposium was supported by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the German Computer Society (Gesellschaft f r Informatik, GI) and held in cooperation with a number of special interest groups of these scientific societies. HUC 99 attracted a large number of paper submissions, from which the international programme committee selected 23 high-quality contributions for presentation at the symposium and for inclusion in these proceedings. In addition, posters were solicited to provide an outlet for novel ideas and late-breaking results; selected posters are also included with these proceedings. The technical programme was further complemented by four invited keynote addresses, and two panel sessions.

Problems of Design

Problems of Design
Author: George Nelson
Release: 1957
Editor: New York : Whitney Publications
Pages: 205
ISBN: UOM:39015006727518
Language: en
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Twenty-six articles on designers and designing, art, architecture, planning, and interiors.

Design Integrations

Design Integrations
Author: Sharon Helmer Poggenpohl,Keiichi Satō
Release: 2009
Editor: Intellect Books
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781841502403
Language: en
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Design is changing, and to educate the next generation of designers, these changes need to be addressed. In light of the growing role research and interdisciplinary collaboration play in contemporary design performance, Design Integrations calls for an innovative shake up in design education. Poggenpohl asserts that design research is developed through a typology within academic and business contexts, and follows different research theories and strategies. Such issues in design collaboration are explored in-depth, with essays on an inter-institutional academic project, cross-cultural learning.

Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems

Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems
Author: Betty Vandenbosch
Release: 2003-08-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780787967659
Language: en
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Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems is an essential resource for managers and consultants who help organizations resolve ambiguous problems and develop new opportunities. Taking a hands-on, practical approach, Betty Vandenbosch—a leading management consultant and educator—outlines the details on how to conduct a proven process for designing solutions. Designing Solutions for Your Business Problems will teach you how to curtail investigation and generate and justify ideas without sacrificing thoroughness, creativity, persuasiveness, and fit. You will be able to capitalize on more opportunities, and your problem-solving skills will become more efficient and your solutions more compelling. This book will help you design better solutions and design them faster. Betty Vandenbosch offers a variety of useful techniques such as the "scooping diagram," which provides a framework for action, and the "logic diagram," which tests the validity of a potential solution. In addition, the book contains illustrative real-life examples of the Designing Solutions approach from a variety of organizations.

Implementation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act

Implementation of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 3067
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119586720
Language: en
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Contextual Design

Contextual Design
Author: Hugh Beyer,Karen Holtzblatt
Release: 1997-12-08
Editor: Elsevier
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780080503042
Language: en
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This book introduces a customer-centered approach to business by showing how data gathered from people while they work can drive the definition of a product or process while supporting the needs of teams and their organizations. This is a practical, hands-on guide for anyone trying to design systems that reflect the way customers want to do their work. The authors developed Contextual Design, the method discussed here, through their work with teams struggling to design products and internal systems. In this book, you'll find the underlying principles of the method and how to apply them to different problems, constraints, and organizational situations. Contextual Design enables you to + gather detailed data about how people work and use systems + develop a coherent picture of a whole customer population + generate systems designs from a knowledge of customer work + diagram a set of existing systems, showing their relationships, inconsistencies, redundancies, and omissions

Planning and Design of Engineering Systems

Planning and Design of Engineering Systems
Author: Graeme Dandy,David Walker,Trevor Daniell,Robert Warner
Release: 2014-04-21
Editor: CRC Press
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781482265859
Language: en
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Providing students with a commonsense approach to the solution of engineering problems and packed full of practical case studies to illustrate the role of the engineer, the type of work involved and the methodologies employed in engineering practice, this textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the scope and nature of engineering. It outlines a conceptual framework for undertaking engineering projects then provides a range of techniques and tools for solving the sorts of problems that commonly arise. Focusing in particular on civil engineering design, problem solving, and the range of techniques and tools it employs, the authors also explore: creativity and problem solving, social and environmental issues, management, communications and law, and ethics the planning, design, modelling and analysis phases and the implementation or construction phase. Designed specifically for introductory courses on undergraduate engineering programs, this extensively revised and extended second edition is an invaluable resource for all new engineering undergraduates as well as non-specialist readers who are seeking information on the nature of engineering work and how it is carried out.

Advances in Ergonomics in Design

Advances in Ergonomics in Design
Author: Francisco Rebelo
Release: 2021
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 1034
ISBN: 9783030797607
Language: en
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This book provides readers with a timely snapshot of ergonomics research and methods applied to the design, development and evaluation, of products, systems and services. It gathers theoretical contributions, case studies and reports on technical interventions focusing on a better understanding of human machine interaction, and user experience for improving product design. The book covers a wide range of established and emerging topics in user-centered design, relating to design for special populations, design education, workplace assessment and design, anthropometry, ergonomics of buildings and urban design, sustainable design, as well as visual ergonomics and interdisciplinary research and practices, among others. Based on the AHFE 2021 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, held virtually on 25-29 July, 2021, from USA, the book offers a thought-provoking guide for both researchers and practitioners in human-centered design and related fields.

Becoming a Fab Junior Designer Children s Fashion Books

Becoming a Fab Junior Designer   Children s Fashion Books
Author: Baby Professor
Release: 2017-02-15
Editor: Speedy Publishing LLC
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781541906525
Language: en
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Support whatever your kids’ interests are. This one’s for the future designers of all time. This book contains the present and the future of the fashion design industry with inspirations taken from only the world renowned designers. Your kids will definitely appreciate your full support in their passion when you buy this for them. Get a copy today.

Design Computing

Design Computing
Author: Brian R. Johnson
Release: 2016-11-18
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9781317396024
Language: en
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Design Computing will help you understand the rapidly evolving relationship between computing, designers, and the many different environments they create or work in. The book introduces the topic of design computing, and covers the basics of hardware and software, so you don’t need to be an expert. Topics include the fundamentals of digital representation, programming and interfaces for design; the shifting landscape of opportunity and expectation in practice and pedagogy; placing sensors in buildings to measure performance; and the challenge of applying information effectively in design. The book also includes additional reading for those who wish to dig deeper into the subject. Design Computing will provide you with a greater awareness of the issues that permeate the field, opportunities for you to investigate, and perhaps motivation to push the boundaries.

Architecture In Use

Architecture In Use
Author: DJM van der Voordt,HBR van Wegen
Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9781136428395
Language: en
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This unique book discusses programming, design and building evaluation providing a ‘joined up’ approach to building design. By linking the functional and architectonic qualities of a building, the authors show the practical implications of the utility value of buildings. Starting by looking at how the relationship between form and function has been dealt with by different approaches to architecture from a historical perspective, it goes on to discuss how the desired functional quality and utility value of a building can be expressed in a brief and given a physical form by the architect. Finally, it advises on how to carry out post-occupancy evaluation and provides the architect with methods and techniques for testing whether the intended utility value of a building has been achieved.