Design Studies

Design Process : Activities Over Time Phase One : Investigation + Planning Phase Two : Development + User / Audience Research Identify Gather + Develop ...

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

EDS II Engineering Design Studies Final Study Plan, March 30. Rockwood, Ontario: Eco Logic International, Inc. Eco Logic. 2001f. EDS II Engineering Design ...

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.

Instrumentation Design Studies

... we can find this mass directly from this frequency and the actuator stiffness. ⋅ s (57e6) 1.3 K ω = = = = 196 Instrumentation Design Studies.

Instrumentation Design Studies

Author: Ernest Doebelin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439819491

Page: 725

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Integrating physical modeling, mathematical analysis, and computer simulation, Instrumentation Design Studies explores a wide variety of specific and practical instrumentation design situations. The author uses MATLAB and SIMULINK for dynamic system simulation, Minitab for statistical applications, and Mathcad for general engineering computations.

A Method for Analyzing Effects of Dam Failures in Design Studies

A METHOD FOR ANALYZING EFFECTS OF DAM FAILURES IN DESIGN STUDIES IES ( 1 ) by William A. Thomas ( 2 ) ABSTRACT In the planning and design of dams and ...

A Method for Analyzing Effects of Dam Failures in Design Studies

Author: William A. Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 25

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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.

Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot

If the design for Pueblo takes into account the existing knowledge base and lessons learned from ongoing studies of disposal of the Aberdeen stockpile, ...

Analysis of Engineering Design Studies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons at Pueblo Chemical Depot

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309076072

Page: 113

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The Program Manager for Assembled Chemical Weapons Assessment (PMACWA) of the Department of Defense (DOD) requested the National Research Council (NRC) to assess the engineering design studies (EDSs) developed by Parsons/Honeywell and General Atomics for a chemical demilitarization facility to completely dispose of the assembled chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colorado. To accomplish the task, the NRC formed the Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons: Phase II (ACW II Committee). This report presents the results of the committee's scientific and technical assessment, which will assist the Office of the Secretary of Defense in selecting the technology package for destroying the chemical munitions at Pueblo. The committee evaluated the engineering design packages proposed by the technology providers and the associated experimental studies that were performed to validate unproven unit operations. A significant part of the testing program involved expanding the technology base for the hydrolysis of energetic materials associated with assembled weapons. This process was a concern expressed by the Committee on Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons (ACW I Committee) in its original report in 1999 (NRC, 1999). The present study took place as the experimental studies were in progress. In some cases, tests for some of the supporting unit operations were not completed in time for the committee to incorporate results into its evaluation. In those cases, the committee identified and discussed potential problem areas in these operations. Based on its expertise and its aggressive data-gathering activities, the committee was able to conduct a comprehensive review of the test data that had been completed for the overall system design. This report summarizes the study.

Design Research in Social Studies Education

Design studies are typically test-beds for innovation. The intent is to inves- tigate the possibilities for educational improvement by bringing about new ...

Design Research in Social Studies Education

Author: Beth C. Rubin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429658982

Page: 268

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This edited volume showcases work from the emerging field of design-based research (DBR) within social studies education and explores the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when applying the approach in classrooms. Usually associated with STEM fields, DBR’s unique ability to generate practical theories of learning and to engineer theory-driven improvements to practice holds meaningful potential for the social studies. Each chapter describes a different DBR study, exploring the affordances and dilemmas of the approach. Chapters cover such topics as iterative design, using and producing theory, collaborating with educators, and the ways that DBR attends to historical, political, and social context.

Design Management Case Studies

Robert Jerrard is Professor of Design Studies at the Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England. He has published widely and his research ...

Design Management Case Studies

Author: David Hands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134568436

Page: 256

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conceptual Design Studies for Large Free flying Solar reflector Spacecraft

Title and Subtitle S. Report Date Conceptual Design Studies for Large Free-Flying Solar-Reflector Spacecraft June l981 6. Performing Organization Code 7.

Conceptual Design Studies for Large Free flying Solar reflector Spacecraft

Author: John M. Hedgepeth

Publisher:

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Page: 110

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The 1 km diameter reflecting film surface is supported by a lightweight structure which may be automatically deployed after launch in the Space Shuttle. A twin rotor, control moment gyroscope, with deployable rotors, is included as a primary control actuator. The vehicle has a total specific mass of less than 12 g/sq m including allowances for all required subsystems. The structural elements were sized to accommodate the loads of a typical SOLARES type mission where a swam of these free flying satellites is employed to concentrate sunlight on a number of energy conversion stations on the ground.