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Engineering - Mechanical Engineering | Principia Designae - Pre-Design, Design, and Post-Design - Social Motive for the Highly Advanced

Principia Designae - Pre-Design, Design, and Post-Design

Social Motive for the Highly Advanced Technological Society

Taura, Toshiharu (Ed.)

2015, XXVII, 239 p. 77 illus., 46 illus. in color.

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  • Describes how the pre- and post-design phases are captured and modeled
  • Illustrates the relationships between science & technology and culture within a broad design perspective

This book presents a broad design purview within the framework of “pre-design, design, and post-design” by focusing on the “motive of design,” which implies an underlying reason for the design of a product. The chapters are comprised of papers based on discussions at the “Design Research Leading Workshop” held in Nara, Japan, in 2013. This book encourages readers to enhance and expand their thinking within a widened design perspective.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Culture - Design Process - Post-design - Pre-design - Science & Technology - Social Motive

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval - Mechanical Engineering

Table of contents 

The Design of Technology: Bridging Highly Advanced Science & Technology with Society Through the Creation of Products.- Supporting Creativity in Engineering Design - A Position Paper.- Sign, Design, Communication.- A Sense of Design: the embedded motives of nature, culture, and future.- The Pagoda Design Space: Extending the Scope of Design.- Motivation in Design as a Driving Force for Defining Motives of Design.- Affording Design, Affording Redesign.- Towards Data Democracy beyond FUKUSHIMA.- ‘Design-Society’ Cycle: A Case Study on the Story of Longitude.- Negative Technology Possibilities for a Contribution from Eco-ethica: A Combination of Ethics and the Invisible.- Social Interactions in Post-Design Phases in Product Development and Consumption: Computational Social Science Modeling.- Modelling (pre-)design activities with a multi-stakeholder perspective.- A new perspective for risk management: a study of the design of generic technology with a matroid model in C-K theory.- Computational Schema - a Facilitator for Crowdsourcing Design in Pre-Design Phase, Design Phase and Post-Design Phase.

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