Design Studies

Design Process : Activities Over Time Phase One : Investigation + Planning
Phase Two : Development + User / Audience Research Identify Gather + Develop
Needs + Analyze Possible Problems Information Strategies Create Test Create
Test ...

Design Studies

Author: Audrey Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985862

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.

Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Blue Grass Army Depot

Briefing package presented at EDS Design Package Review Meeting, Houston,
Tex., August 9-10. Eco Logic. 2001e. EDS II Engineering Design Studies Final
Study Plan, March 30. Rockwood, Ontario: Eco Logic International, Inc. Eco Logic
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Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Blue Grass Army Depot

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309085284

Page: 172

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The U.S. Army is in the process of destroying the nation's stockpile of aging chemical weapons stored at eight locations in the continental United States and on Johnston Atoll in the Pacific. Originally, incineration was chosen for the destruction of these stores, but this method has met with public opposition, and Congress directed the Army to develop alternative technologies for destroying the stockpiles in Pueblo, CO and Richmond, KY. To assist the Army in this process, the NRC was asked to evaluate the engineering design study of the three Blue Grass candidates. This book presents an analysis of various issues pertaining to the proposed engineering design package for the Blue Grass facility.

A Method for Analyzing Effects of Dam Failures in Design Studies

1 A METHOD FOR ANALYZING EFFECTS OF DAM FAILURES IN DESIGN
STUDIES DIES ( 1 ) ( 2 ) by William A. Thomas ABSTRACT In the planning and
design of dams and embankments for large multiple - purpose projects , it is
usually ...

A Method for Analyzing Effects of Dam Failures in Design Studies

Author: William A. Thomas

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In the planning and design of dams and embankments for large multiple-purpose projects, it is usually necessary to evaluate the effect of potentially disastrous extreme events to insure that the proposed developments do not produce an unnecessary increase in the disaster potential. One such case which is being encountered more frequently now involves the design of dams and embankments for projects located downstream from an existing dam. If the existing structure is relatively old or if there is reason to believe that the probability of failure is relatively great, it may be desirable to consider the effect of a potential failure during the design of the downstream structure.

Magistrates Courthouses Design Study 1977

In short , systematic studies and research have resulted in controlled and
improved design to a target cost . The need to renew and replace the Outer
London magistrates ' courthouses offered an opportunity to carry out a similar
venture in ...

Magistrates Courthouses  Design Study  1977

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Page: 192

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An Urban Design Study for New Prague Minn

This information was gathered from written sources , previous studies ,
photographs , personal observation and ... was then organized into graphic and
written forms that could be used as a basis for developing a new urban design for
the town ...

An Urban Design Study for New Prague  Minn

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Page: 139

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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.

Discovering Design

Author: Richard Buchanan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226078151

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.

Introduction to Fusion Energy

Chapter 16 Fusion Powerplant Design Studies Nearly all fusion reactor and
powerplant design studies performed to date are restricted to the DT fusion
reaction because their low - beta confinement concepts require its high reactivity .

Introduction to Fusion Energy

Author: J. Reece Roth

Publisher: Classworks

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Page: 649

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Design Issues

Paperback , $ 39.95 emphasizes our view of the importance of the history of
design for design studies . ” This , and the editors ' later statement that “ as
Whitehouse and the extracts in this subsection indicate , there is still
considerable potential ...

Design Issues

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Steel Structures

The fourth edition of this popular steel structures book contains references to both Eurocodes and British Standards.

Steel Structures

Author: Hassan Al Nageim

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482263629

Page: 454

View: 665

The fourth edition of this popular steel structures book contains references to both Eurocodes and British Standards. All the material has been updated where necessary, and new and revised worked examples are included. Sections on the meaning, the purpose and limits of structural design, sustainable steel building and energy saving have been updated. The initial chapters cover the essentials of structural engineering and structural steel design. The remainder of the book is dedicated to a detail examination of the analysis and design of selected types of structures, presenting complex designs in an understandable and user-friendly way. These structures include a range of single and multi-storey buildings, floor systems and wide-span buildings. Each design example is illustrated with applications based on current Eurocodes or British Standard design data, thus assisting the reader to share in the environment of the design process that normally takes place in practical offices and develop real design skills. Two new chapters on the design of cased steel columns and plate girders with and without rigid end posts to EC4 & EC3 are included too. References have been fully updated and include useful website addresses. Emphasis is placed on practical design with a view to helping undergraduate students and newly qualified engineers bridge the gap between academic study and work in the design office. Practising engineers who need a refresher course on up-to-dates methods of design and analysis to EC3 and EC4 will also find the book useful, and numerous worked examples are included.

Elements of Nuclear Reactor Design

If a plant of a given electrical output is required , the thermal efficiency computed
may necessitate a revision in the plant thermal output and hence a revised core
design . If preliminary design studies are sufficiently promising , the development
 ...

Elements of Nuclear Reactor Design

Author: Joel Weisman

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

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Page: 466

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Design Studies

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

Design Studies

Author: Andrea Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985978

Page: 464

View: 646

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 citizens react 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.

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.

Geometry of Design

Author: Kimberly Elam

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9781568982496

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.

Government Reports Annual Index

Government Reports Annual Index

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Sections 1-2. Keyword Index.--Section 3. Personal author index.--Section 4. Corporate author index.-- Section 5. Contract/grant number index, NTIS order/report number index 1-E.--Section 6. NTIS order/report number index F-Z.

Research in Engineering and the Physical Sciences University of Michigan Engineering Research Institute

Extensive research in seat design . Engine — Study of bearings , special
materials for valves and valve seats , and gasifying systems . New alloys for
piston rings and stress analysis of them . Lubrication studies . FUELS Solid -
Utilization of ...

Research in Engineering and the Physical Sciences  University of Michigan  Engineering Research Institute

Author: University of Michigan. Engineering Research Institute

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Page: 35

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