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Design by use : the everyday metamorphosis of things

Author: Uta Brandes; Sonja Stich; Miriam Wender
Publisher: Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009.
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Explores a very special kind of design-the phenomenon, as normal as it is wonderful, in which people with no formal training in design take things that have already been designed and reuse them,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brandes, Uta.
Design by use.
Basel ; Boston : Birkhäuser, ©2009
(DLC) 2008935484
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uta Brandes; Sonja Stich; Miriam Wender
ISBN: 9783034609128 3034609124
OCLC Number: 841168895
Description: 1 online resource (192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword BIRD; Fluid Design & Research; Design as Research Paradigm; Design as a Transitory Discipline; The Things in Design; The Production of Things Through Use; Relevance in Relation to Research; Explorations; A View of Other Disciplines; Use and Redefinitions of Use in Literature; A Synopsis of Design History from the Perspective of Use; The Cultural History of Object Use; Design Publications; Use and Usefulness in Sociology; Related Strategies of Discovery; Art and Literature; Architecture; Science; Intentional Re-Design; Design as a Manifesto; Scarcity Societies. German Democratic Republic (GDR): Instructions for DIYThe Post-War Period: Turning Steel Helmets into Chamber Pots; "Third World": Recycling the Waste of the Rich; Ecological Design; Deliberate Abandonment of Products; Commercialization; DIYers and Hobbyists; Strategies of Appropriation; Non-Intentional Design from an Empiricist Perspective; Contradictions in the Object: Design Intention and Use; Form and Function as Characteristics of Use; Dealing with Meaning; Everyday Use --
Design Intention; The Privacy of Home; Public Space; New Media; The Personal Computer. NID in the Area of Computer Software --
Example: InternetThe Subjects: Objects of, and Reasons for, Repurposing; Methodology; The Sample; Spaces and Rooms; Gender Comparison of Instances of Repurposing by Room or Space; Repurposed Objects; Gender Comparison of Instances of Repurposing; Personal NIDs and Favourite NIDs; Reasons for Repurposing; Preferences; Gender Comparison of Reasons for Repurposing; Exemplary Target Group Differentiation: Nationality, Profession, Age; Example: Nationality; Example: Profession; Example: Age Group; The Objects; Simple Things. Cheap Products and Disposable ProductsMultifunctional Products; Media Products; Radio and Television; The Car; Architectural Elements: Walls, Floors, Stairs; The Wall: Noticeboard and Supporting Structure; The Floor: Interior and Exterior Seating Alternative; The Stairs: A Place for Sitting, Playing, and Sports; The Process of Discovery; Product Characteristics: Form, Material, Value, and Availability; The Time Factor: Finding a Solution and Permanent Changes of Use; Reversibility: Returning to the Original State; An Example: Rain Protection without Umbrellas; Personality: Pro or Contra Types. Non-intentional Design in Public SpacesDesigned Environments; Urban Passengers; Objects in Public Spaces; Private Objects and Communal Goods; Repurposing: Sitting, Informing, Securing; Sitting; Providing Information; Securing Bicycles; Constructive and Destructive Repurposing; Appropriation; Self-Determination; Public Man --
Private Woman?; Design between Subject and Object; The Beautiful and the Good according to Plato; From Idea to Object: Design; From Object to Idea: Non-Intentional Design; Design as Applied Philosophy; What's in a Name; Authority of Design --
Autonomy in Use.
Responsibility: Uta Brandes, Sonja Stich, Miriam Wender.
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