Design Studies

Design Studies

The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis.

Author: Audrey Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 156898586X

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

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In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently,the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for more research-based design processes. Designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices. Design Studies, a collection of 27 essays from an international cast of top design researchers, sets out to mend this schism between research and practice. The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis. Each author outlines methods in which research has aided their designwhether by investigating how senior citizensreact to design aesthetics, how hip hop culture can influence design, or how design for Third World nations is affected by cultural differences. Contributors also outline inspired ways in which design educators can teach research methods to their students. Finally, Design Studies is rounded out by five annotated bibliographies to further aid designers in their research. This comprehensive reader is the definitive reference for this new direction in graphic design, and an essential resource for both students and practitioners.
Categories: Architecture

AEC Summary and Evaluation Report of Four Power Reactor Design Studies

AEC Summary and Evaluation Report of Four Power Reactor Design Studies

A summary of the general assumptions and an outline of site information initially
provided for the pressurized - water , boiling - water and organic - cooled design
studies are given in Appendix 3. The general assumptions and ground rules ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015095056050

Category: Nuclear power plants

Page: 33

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This report summarizes and evaluates four power reactor design and engineering studies: pressurized water reactor, boiling water reactor, organic cooled reactor, and heavy water moderated power reactor.
Categories: Nuclear power plants

Recent Design Studies Directed Towards Elimination of Pitch up

Recent Design Studies Directed Towards Elimination of Pitch up

RECENT DESIGN STUDIES DIRECTED TOWARD ELIMINATION OF PITCH - UP
. Joseph Weil and w . H. Gray . November 1953. 16p . diagrs . , tab . ( NACA RM
L53123c ) CONFIDENTIAL NACA RM L53123c National Advisory Committee ...

Author: Joseph Weil

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015086506956

Category: Airplanes

Page: 17

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Categories: Airplanes

Boiling Nuclear Superheater BONUS Power Station Alternate design studies

Boiling Nuclear Superheater  BONUS  Power Station  Alternate design studies

I. INTRODUCTION This volume contains part of the engineering and physics
studies that were carried out during the BONUS design study of an integral
nuclear superheating reactor . The BONUS monthly project reports and the
BONUS ...

Author: Puerto Rico. Water Resources Authority

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0000657635

Category: Boiling water reactors

Page:

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Categories: Boiling water reactors

Discovering Design

Discovering Design

The essays discuss such topics as the relation of aesthetics to technology, the place of design in social action, the role of the consumer in design decisions, and the need for ethical practice in contemporary design.

Author: Richard Buchanan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226078159

Category: Art

Page: 254

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Discovering Design reflects the growing recognition that the design of the everyday world deserves attention not only as a professional practice but as a subject of social, cultural, and philosophic investigation. Victor Margolin, cofounder and an editor of the journal Design Issues, and Richard Buchanan, also an editor of the journal, bring together eleven essays by scholars in fields ranging from psychology, sociology, and political theory to technology studies, rhetoric, and philosophy. The essayists share the editors' concern, first made clear in Margolin's Design Discourse: History, Theory, Criticism, with the the development of design studies as a field of interdisciplinary research. The contributors (Gianfranco Zaccai, Albert Borgmann, Richard Buchanan, Augusto Morello, Tufan Orel, Nigel Cross, Victor Margolin, Langdon Winner, Carl Mitcham, Tony Fry, and Ezio Manzini) focus on three broad themes that form a sequence of fundamental issues: how to shape design as a subject matter, how to distinguish the activity of designing in the complex world of action, and how to address the basic questions of value and responsibility that persistently arise in the discussion and practice of design. The editors' introduction provides a useful overview of these questions and offers a multidisciplinary framework for design studies. The essays discuss such topics as the relation of aesthetics to technology, the place of design in social action, the role of the consumer in design decisions, and the need for ethical practice in contemporary design. Manzini's concluding essay shows how the issue of ethics should connect responsible behavior to decisions made every day in the manufacture of objects.
Categories: Art

Geometry of Design

Geometry of Design

This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.

Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 1568982496

Category: Design

Page: 107

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This work takes a close look at a broad range of 20th-century examples of design, architecture and illustration, revealing underlying geometric structures in their compositions.
Categories: Design

Design Studies

Design Studies

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105115207651

Category: Architectural design

Page:

View: 187

Categories: Architectural design

Design Studies

Design Studies

Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, this book brings together over seventy key texts.

Author: Hazel Clark

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015080889119

Category: Art

Page: 572

View: 222

Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, this book brings together over seventy key texts. It includes sections covering history, methods, theory, visuality, identity, consumption, labor, industrialization, new technology, sustainability, and globalization.
Categories: Art

National Flag Design

National Flag Design

The author, Hank Gardner, has tried to take a series of ¿snapshots¿ to describe flags at different time periods, their basic features, and then to compare these over time to see how they have changed.

Author: Hank Gardner

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434929877

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 351

The author, Hank Gardner, has tried to take a series of ¿snapshots¿ to describe flags at different time periods, their basic features, and then to compare these over time to see how they have changed. He considers these as the first such studies ever to quantify this information. His study was based on original observations. He believes that there is something here for the beginner, the intermediate, and the advanced vexillologist/flag enthusiast.
Categories: Design

EBWR Core Design Studies

EBWR Core Design Studies

Author: H. P. Iskenderian

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078511881

Category: Boiling water reactors

Page: 21

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Results are presented of a study concerning EBWR core designs in which uniformly enriched uranium carbide fuel rods clad with zirconium, capable of a maximum exposure at about 10,000 Mwd/t were used. Three core designs are described and nuclear constants and burnups characteristics are given. The third design (C), embodying improvements from cores A and B, demonstrated a more uniform radial fluid flow distribution and a greater plutonium formation than in design B. The calculated maximum-to-average power ratio in design C and 2.1 which is nearly 1/2 of that in design A, and 3/4 of that in design B.
Categories: Boiling water reactors

Report 3rd 30th

Report  3rd 30th

Design and study of plant . Design for a vase . Design . Studies of ornament .
Designs . Designs . Designs . Studies of ornament . Designs . Studies of
ornament . Studies of ornament . Design . Ornamental arrangement of a plant .
Design .

Author: Science and art department

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590886630

Category:

Page:

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Design Criticism

Design Criticism

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051294604

Category: Art criticism

Page:

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Categories: Art criticism

Tehachapi Crossing Design Studies

Tehachapi Crossing Design Studies

Author: California. Department of Water Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015022644812

Category: California Aqueduct (Calif.)

Page:

View: 269

Categories: California Aqueduct (Calif.)