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06 NOVEMBER 2012

Design Principles and Practices: a knowledge community

SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES, Japan
Proposals for In–Person Presentations Due: 6 December 2012

"The International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, its associated design journals, the On Design Book Series and the Design News Blog are sites of discussion which explore the meaning and purpose of design. Participants in these forums also speaking in grounded ways about the task of design and the use of designed artifacts and processes. The Conference, Journal, Book Imprint and News Blog support a cross–disciplinary knowledge community, bringing together researchers, teachers and practitioners to discuss the nature and future of design. The resulting conversations weave between the theoretical and the empirical, research and application, market pragmatics and social idealism.

In professional and disciplinary terms, the conference, journals, book series and online media traverse a broad sweep to construct a transdisciplinary dialogue which encompasses the perspectives and practices of: anthropology, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, business, cognitive science, communication studies, computer science, cultural studies, design studies, education, e–learning, engineering, ergonomics, fashion, graphic design, history, information systems, industrial design, industrial engineering, instructional design, interior design, interaction design, interface design, journalism, landscape architecture, law, linguistics and semiotics, management, media and entertainment, psychology, sociology, software engineering, technical communication, telecommunications, urban planning and visual design–to name some of the design disciplines."

(Common Ground)

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2012academic journalanthropologyarchitectureartificial intelligencecognitive scienceCommon Ground (publishing) • communication studies • computer sciencecross-disciplinary knowledge communitycross-disciplinary researchcultural studiesdesign businessdesign disciplinedesign disciplinesdesign educationdesign history • design journals • design managementdesign practitioners • design purpose • design research • design researchers • design studies • design teachers • designed artefacts • e-learningempirical researchengineeringergonomicsfashion designfine artfuture of designgraphic designindustrial designindustrial engineeringinformation systemsinstructional designinteraction designinterface designinterior design • International Conference on Design Principles and Practices • journalismknowledge communitylandscape architecturelawlinguistics • market pragmatics • media and entertainment • professional contextpsychologysemiotics • social idealism • sociologysoftware engineering • technical communication • telecommunications • theoretical research • transdisciplinary dialogue • urban planningvisual design

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Simon Perkins
19 FEBRUARY 2010

Research Institute for Consumer Affairs: inclusive design

"The concept of Universal Design goes beyond the mere provision of special features for various segments of the population. Instead it emphasises a creative approach that is more inclusive, one that asks at the outset of the design process how a product, graphic communication, building, or public space can be made both aesthetically pleasing and functional for the greatest number of users. Designs resulting from this approach serve a wider array of people including individuals with temporary or permanent disabilities, parents with small children, and everyone whose abilities change with age.'"

(Jane Alexander)

Jane Alexander, Strategies for teaching universal design, taken from Hubert Froyen, Crisp &Clear, Number 4, European Institute of Design and Disability, 2000.

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comfort • commoditycommunicationdesigndesign responsibility • diverse ability • engineering • equitable • ergonomic designergonomics • error tolerance • forminclusive designinnovationinteraction designintuitive designmobilityperceptionposture • Research Institute for Consumer Affairs • Ricability • sensory abilityuniversal designusabilityuser researchUser-Centred Design (UCD)visual communicationvisualisation

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
07 NOVEMBER 2008

Steelcase addresses Furnitosis

"Carpel tunnel? Psh. That's for sissies. Steelcase addresses the more serious and widespread epidemic known as Furnitosis: "A condition born from ill–fitting, unsightly office furniture. Symptoms include curvature of the spine hunching, fatigue, dementia, disillusionment, headache, shame, sagging and unplanned guttural noises." Symptoms include Waffle Butt (not to be confused with Muffin Bum), Noodle Knees, and Office Avoidus.

Sufferers need not suffer any longer. "It's a treatable malady born from ill–fitting, unsightly office furniture...Fortunately, Furnitosis is an easy condition to remedy. By selecting sleek, ergonomic chairs and workspaces from SteelcaseStore.com, you're well on your way to fighting this condition." Whew! Anyone got a couple grand we can borrow?"
(Jeannie Choe, Core77)

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advertising • carpel tunnel • Core77designepidemicergonomics • furnitosis • furnitureindustrial design • office furniture • product design • sufferer

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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