The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis.
Author: Audrey Bennett
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
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.
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 ...
Category: Nuclear power plants
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.
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O INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY 1.1 Introduction This is a report of an
evaluation of four Design Studies of a 1000 MWe Fast Breeder Reactor. These Design Studies were prepared as a result of study contracts awarded to A11 is ...
Author: Puerto Rico. Water Resources AuthorityPublish On: 1960
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
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
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.
Reflecting the diverse range of perspectives on design, this book brings together over seventy key texts.
Author: Hazel Clark
Publisher: Berg Pub Limited
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.
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
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.
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.
Author: Science and art departmentPublish On: 1856
Design and study of plant . Design for a vase . Design . Studies of ornament .
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ornament . Studies of ornament . Design . Ornamental arrangement of a plant .