Author: Carl DiSalvo

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262528221

Category:

Page: 168

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In Adversarial Design, Carl DiSalvo examines the ways that technology design can provoke and engage the political. He describes a practice, which he terms "adversarial design," that uses the means and forms of design to challenge beliefs, values, and what is taken to be fact. It is not simply applying design to politics--attempting to improve governance for example, by redesigning ballots and polling places; it is implicitly contestational and strives to question conventional approaches to political issues. DiSalvo explores the political qualities and potentials of design by examining a series of projects that span design and art, engineering and computer science, agitprop and consumer products. He views these projects-- which include computational visualizations of networks of power and influence, therapy robots that shape sociability, and everyday objects embedded with microchips that enable users to circumvent surveillance--through the lens of agonism, a political theory that emphasizes contention as foundational to democracy. DiSalvo's illuminating analysis aims to provide design criticism with a new approach for thinking about the relationship between forms of political expression, computation as a medium, and the processes and products of design.
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Beiträge zur Gestaltung öffentlicher Interessen

Author: Christoph Rodatz,Pierre Smolarski

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839445760

Category: Design

Page: 412

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Das Designfeld ist im Umbruch. Sowohl die Theorie als auch die Praxis suchen 'neue' Betätigungsfelder und streben nach einem anderen Selbstverständnis. Man will politisches Design machen, will als Akteur gesellschaftlicher Veränderungen wahrgenommen werden, zuweilen wohl gar die neue Leitdisziplin des urbanen Wandels werden. Unter einem erweiterten Designbegriff stellt sich daher die Frage: Was heißt es, im Sinne eines öffentlichen Interesses zu gestalten? Und vielleicht noch mehr: Was heißt es, das öffentliche Interesse selbst zu gestalten? Die Beiträge des Bandes gehen dieser Frage nach und zeigen: Ein solcher Anspruch ist eine Anmaßung - ob es eine wohltuende Anmaßung ist, hängt in erster Linie von der kritischen Hinterfragung der Grundidee ab. Mit Beiträgen von unter anderem Gernot Böhme, Friedrich von Borries, Bazon Brock, Heike Delitz und Jesko Fezer.
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Author: Marius Förster,Saskia Hebert,Mona Hofmann,Wolfgang Jonas

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839443326

Category: Design

Page: 272

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Welche Rolle spielt Design in gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen? Können Zukünfte und soziale Wirklichkeiten nachhaltig gestaltet werden - oder handelt es sich bei den Wirkungen gestalterischer Eingriffe um mehr oder weniger zufällige Reaktionen eigensinnig evolvierender sozialer Systeme auf gut gemeinte Interventionen? Wie wäre das »Bessere« zu definieren, besonders im Kontext von Nachhaltigkeit und der Debatte um eine notwendige »Große Transformation«? Im Aufspannen eines komplexen Netzes von Beiträgen aus Theorie und Praxis wird Design in diesem Band außerhalb disziplinärer Engmaschigkeit gedacht und nimmt soziale, ökologische, politische und ökonomische Herausforderungen ernst.
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Rhetoric, Memory, and Democratizing Technology

Author: William C. Kurlinkus

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822986477

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Nostalgic Design presents a rhetorical analysis of twenty-first century nostalgia and a method for designers to create more inclusive technologies. Nostalgia is a form of resistant commemoration that can tell designers what users value about past designs, why they might feel excluded from the present, and what they wish to recover in the future. By examining the nostalgic hacks of several contemporary technical cultures, from female software programmers who knit on the job to anti-vaccination parents, Kurlinkus argues that innovation without tradition will always lead to technical alienation, whereas carefully examining and layering conflicting nostalgic traditions can lead to technological revolution.
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Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Author: Mahmoud Keshavarz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147428938X

Category: Design

Page: 144

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The Design Politics of the Passport presents an innovative study of the passport and its associated social, political and material practices as a means of uncovering the workings of 'design politics'. It traces the histories, technologies, power relations and contestations around this small but powerful artefact to establish a framework for understanding how design is always enmeshed in the political, and how politics can be understood in terms of material objects. Combining design studies with critical border studies, alongside ethnographic work among undocumented migrants, border transgressors and passport forgers, this book shows how a world made and designed as open and hospitable to some is strictly enclosed, confined and demarcated for many others - and how those affected by such injustices dissent from the immobilities imposed on them through the same capacity of design and artifice.
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Author: Paul Rodgers,Joyce Yee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636252

Category: Design

Page: 522

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The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture. The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research. The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural design

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Leading Product Liability Lawyers : Industry Insiders on the Art & Science Behind a Successful Product Liability Practice

Author: Aspatore Books

Publisher: Aspatore Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 240

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This is the most authoritative book ever written on the art and science of product liability, written by an unprecedented collection of product liability lawyers from the leading law firms of the world. These industry visionaries reveal the secrets to the art and science of product liability law, contracts, deal breakers, infringement, assignment, litigation, licensing, Internet and technology related issues, client psychology and other important issues affecting the future of product liability law. Also covered are specific, proven legal strategies practised by the leading product liability attorneys of the world. An unprecedented look inside the minds of the world's best product liability lawyers makes for critical reading for every product liability lawyer, corporate council, CEO, entrepreneur, law school student and anyone interested in product liability law on a personal or professional level.
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Tools, Systems and Strategies for Innovative Print Design

Author: Wendy Jedlicka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470640272

Category: Design

Page: 528

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The graphic artist's guide to sustainable design Graphic design is frequently thought of as a purely decorative effort. Yet these efforts can be responsible for shocking impacts on natural resources just to produce a barely-glanced-at catalog or mail piece. Sustainable Graphic Design: Tools, Systems, and Strategies for Innovative Print Design helps designers view graphic design as a holistic process. By exploring eco-conscious materials and production techniques, it shows designers how to create more effective and more sustainable designs. Sustainable Graphic Design opens your eyes to the bigger picture of design seen from the viewpoints of the audience, the creative vendor, their suppliers, and society as a whole. Chapters are written by a wide range of sustainable design pioneers and practitioners—including graphic designers, creative managers, marketing consultants, environmentalists, researchers, and psychologists—giving you critical information on materials and processes. Case studies illustrate and tie concepts together. Sustainability isn't a fad or a movement; it's a long-term paradigm shift. With this forward-looking toolkit, you'll be able to infuse your work with sustainability systems thinking, empowering you to play your role in achieving a future where design and sustainability are natural partners. Contributors Paul Andre Paul J. Beckmann Sharell Benson Arlene Birt Robert Callif Don Carli Jeremy Faludi Terry Gips Fred Haberman Dan Halsey Jessica Jones Curt McNamara John Moes Jacquelyn Ottman Holly Robbins Pamela Smith Dion Zuess Biomimicry Guild Carbonless Promise Chlorine Free Products Association Environmental Paper Network Eureka Recycling Great Printer Environmental Initiative Package Design Magazine Promotional Product Solutions Sustainable Green Printing Partnership Sustainable Packaging Coalition
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Facilities Management Guide : Planning and Operating Procedures

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Facility management

Page: N.A

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Alltag und Politik im französisch besetzten Baden 1945–1949

Author: Edgar Wolfrum,Peter Fäßler,Reinhard Grohnert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486829947

Category: History

Page: 296

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Frankreich: "Erbfeind" oder "Erneuerer"? Die französische Besatzungspolitik von 1945 bis 1949 galt lange als Hindernis für die deutsch-französische Freundschaft. Aber das Bild muß korrigiert werden. Die französische Politik zeichnete sich bei aller Widersprüchlichkeit durch Eigenständigkeit, Originalität und durch Reformansätze aus, die sich an den Zielen von Demokratisierung, Dezentralisierung und Denazifizierung orientierten. Ein Teil der Reformen versandete jedoch, weil sie den Alltagsbedürfnissen der Bevölkerung nicht entsprachen. Dies zeigen die Autoren am Beispiel des Landes Baden. Eindringlich schildern sie, Alltag und Alltagsnot der Menschen und bringen das in Zusammenhang mit der politischen Geschichte. Die Betroffenen empfanden die französischen Vorhaben trotz überzeugender Konzepte häufig als negativ. Diese Kluft wirkte noch lange nach. Ein Beispiel ist die in der französischen Besatzungszone praktizierte Spielart der Entnazifizierung, die "auto-épuration". Sie sollte nicht schematisch, sondern unter Würdigung der individuellen Umstände die wirklich Schuldigen treffen und zugleich, da die Deutschen selbst entscheidend am Verfahren beteiligt waren, eine gründliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit ermöglichen. Die Art der Verwirklichung ließ die "Selbst-Reinigung" scheitern, doch die Idee kann immer noch eine gewisse Plausibilität beanspruchen. Sie war nicht die einzige Besonderheit Nachkriegsbadens innerhalb der Besatzungszonen. Manches aus der Nachkriegszeit Badens ist vergessen worden, war aber keineswegs bedeutungslos. Dieses Buch hilft mit, es wieder bewußt zu machen.
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Design-build Essentials

Author: Barbara J. Jackson

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 411

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"This practical, mult-disciplinary guide brings you all of the fundamentals that constructors, architects, and engineers must understand in order to mitigate risks, optimise results, and be successful in the design-build arena" ---Cover.
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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cities and towns

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Performance and management assessments

Author: United States. Office of Management and Budget

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: N.A

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principles and procedures

Author: Harold J. Rosen,John R. Regener,Morton Dan Morris

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471432043

Category: Architecture

Page: 428

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Your single source of guidance to the purpose and process of preparing construction preparations. This new edition offers an up-to-date, practical guide to the craft of specifications writing—from correct terminology through product selection procedures. Reflects the latest AIA and CSI standards, including the current practices of the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC). Includes project-tested guidelines for creating specifications which offer advice on every aspect of a project Features a unique project manual checklist that reviews the entire specifications process. Offers guidelines that help with all aspects of specifications writing—from correct terminology through product selection procedures. Includes appendices loaded with useful tools like sample documents and forms.
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Approaches to a Sustainable Reform of Global Environmental Governance

Author: Andreas Rechkemmer

Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company

ISBN: 9783832911201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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In 2003, UN Secretary-General Annan appealed to the international community to reform the United Nations system. A high-level panel was established to elaborate proposals, which shall be presented to the General Assembly in 2005. In this context, French President Chirac called for establishing a new United Nations Environment Organization (UNEO), to evolve from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). France set up a working group on this issue, consisting of 26 countries and the EU Commission, and including both supporters and critics of the initiative. The aim is to work out a concept for a UNEO by 2005. In parallel, continued efforts are made to strengthen UNEP. Reform aims at enhancing its financial basis, expanding the membership of the UNEP Governing Council to all UN Member States and increasing the activities in the fields of science and capacity building. The present volume, which consists of a series of contributions by internationally renounced authors, analyzes gaps and weaknesses of the present system of global environmental governance, and highlights the various aspects, challenges and necessities, of a political and scientific nature alike, of both reforming UNEP and creating a new environment organization in context of the major United Nations reform effort.
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Critical, Speculative, and Alternative Things

Author: Bruce M. Tharp,Stephanie M. Tharp

Publisher: Design Thinking, Design Theory

ISBN: 9780262038980

Category: Design

Page: 632

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Exploring how design can be used for good--prompting self-reflection, igniting the imagination, and affecting positive social change. Good design provides solutions to problems. It improves our buildings, medical equipment, clothing, and kitchen utensils, among other objects. But what if design could also improve societal problems by prompting positive ideological change? In this book, Bruce and Stephanie Tharp survey recent critical design practices and propose a new, more inclusive field of socially minded practice: discursive design. While many consider good design to be unobtrusive, intuitive, invisible, and undemanding intellectually, discursive design instead targets the intellect, prompting self-reflection and igniting the imagination. Discursive design (derived from "discourse") expands the boundaries of how we can use design--how objects are, in effect, good(s) for thinking. Discursive Design invites us to see objects in a new light, to understand more than their basic form and utility. Beyond the different foci of critical design, speculative design, design fiction, interrogative design, and adversarial design, Bruce and Stephanie Tharp establish a more comprehensive, unifying vision as well as innovative methods. They not only offer social criticism but also explore how objects can, for example, be used by counselors in therapy sessions, by town councils to facilitate a pre-vote discussions, by activists seeking engagement, and by institutions and industry to better understand the values, beliefs, and attitudes of those whom they serve. Discursive design sparks new ways of thinking, and it is only through new thinking that our sociocultural futures can change.
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