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Board of International Research in Design

Works: 25 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 5,222 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Dictionaries  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: isb, Editor, Other
Classifications: NK1165, 745.4014
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Most widely held works about Board of International Research in Design
Most widely held works by Board of International Research in Design
Design dictionary : perspectives on design terminology by Simon Jervis( )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 1,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorial foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a book for everyone engaged with design in their education and career, or for those who simply have an interest and enjoyment of design and want to better understand it." "Some 110 authors from Australia, England, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States have written over 260 original articles for the Design Dictionary. The writers' differing cultural perspectives provide a shared understanding of the key categories and concepts needed to communicate about design. A practical and scholarly book, it is ideal for both serious reading and browsing and reading at leisure."--Jacket
Design as research : positions, arguments, perspectives by Gesche Joost( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are there differences between design practice and the practice of design research? What alliances between text and artefact are possible in the search for new knowledge? How does design research translate and transform theories and methods from other disciplines? Is design research moving towards becoming a formal discipline and, if so, would this really be an advantage? 16 international authors address these four different aspects in the form of personal statements, and 19 researchers share their reflections based on their experience of having carried out a practice-based PhD. This book investigates the status quo of things in the multi-faceted and constantly evolving field of design research, and outlines the elementary issues faced by researchers. The compendium is a survey of a fast-growing field and, at the same time, provides pointers for personal orientation. With statements from: Uta Brandes, Rachel Cooper, Clive Dilnot, Michael Erlhoff, Alain Findeli, Bill Gaver, Ranulph Glanville, Matthias Held, Wolfgang Jonas, Klaus Krippendorff, Claudia Mareis, Mike Press, Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders, Arne Scheuermann, Cameron Tonkinwise, Brigitte Wolf
Design research now : essays and selected projects by Ralf Michel( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Design is becoming a recognised academic discipline, and design research is the driving force behind this transformation. 'Design Research Now' charts the field of design research with introductory essays and selected research projects. The authors of the essays, all leading international design scholars, stake out positions on the most important issues of design research. They locate the significance of design research at the interface with technological development, describe what makes it a necessary ingredient of the continued development of the design disciplines, and assign it a seminal role in the relevant developments of society. The essays are supplemented by the presentation of recently completed research projects from universities in the Netherlands, the UK and Italy."--Publisher's website
NERD, new experimental research in design : positions and perspectives by Michael Erlhoff( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and German and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design has long expressed and established itself as an independent research competence - a fact that also companies, institutions and politicians have come to acknowledge. What is still needed, however, is a stronger public platform for design to confidently reflect upon this process and to establish and communicate the specific innovative and experimental dimension of design research. For this reason, BIRD, the Board of International Research in Design, has developed the New Experimental Research in Design / NERD format. The edited conference contributions of twelve young researchers from all over the world provide an impressive and diverse and insightful range of intelligent and inspiring approaches in design research, giving rise to further debate and action in the rapidly evolving field
Wörterbuch Design begriffliche Perspektiven des Design by Michael Erlhoff( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theorie, Begriff, Definition, Designbegriff, Wörterbuch, Design, Praxis, Geschichte, Art Déco, Ästhetik, Bauhaus, Bionik, Copyright, Forschung, Designforschung, Ökologie, Semiotik
Design als Rhetorik Grundlagen, Positionen, Fallstudien by Arne Scheuermann( )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does design convince us? What explains its impact? How aware are designers of the rules they employ - to some extent unknowingly? To an increasing degree, contemporary design research manifests a growing interest in the rhetorical mechanisms of design practice. This anthology reinterprets the classical communication skills of rhetoric as a new and encompassing metatheory for design. It is relevant to all areas of contemporary design - from graphic design to architecture to interface design. Design as Rhetoric joins three realms. By defining positions, it presents the historically relevant texts and outlines the contemporary discussion and its controversies. In case studies, it also assembles contributions on the most important areas of research, for example "Interactive Rhetoric," "The Rhetoric of Design and Gender," and "Rhetoric and the World Wide Web."
Design by use : the everyday metamorphosis of things by Uta Brandes( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No matter how competent and professional a design may be, it only comes into its own through use. More often than not things change throughout this process: clotheslines are turned into diaries, chairs become shelves, plastic bags are used as umbrellas, lampposts are transformed into notice boards, and stairs make for excellent places to eat, hang out, and communicate." "These acts of repurposing - also referred to as "Non-Intentional Design"--Can themselves become sources for the generation of new design concepts. Throughout this long-term study the three authors have collected a wealth of material. Using numerous examples this book examines the motives and the potential of "Non-Intentional Design" and makes these aspects available for further design research."--Jacket
Thinking design transdisziplinäre Konzepte für Planer und Entwerfer by Horst W. J Rittel( )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth. u.a.: Kurzbiographie Horst W. J. Rittel - Problematik beim Designprozess und Planungsprozess - Designentwurf - Design , Entwerfen. Beschreibung: Horst W.J. Rittel (1930-1990) hat die Probleme und das Lösungsverhalten der Planer und Entwerfer seit den 1960er Jahren zum Gegenstand seiner Forschung gemacht. Seine Erkenntnisse haben die Theorie und Methodik in den Bereichen Architektur und Design nachhaltig beeinflusst und das Fundament für das gelegt, was heute als „Design Thinking" firmiert. Die Neuausgabe der vergriffenen Aufsatzsammlung macht seine Texte im deutschsprachigen Raum endlich wieder zugänglich
Gestaltung denken : Grundlagentexte zu Design und Architektur( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics of things : a critical approach through design by Michelle Christensen( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a state of ontological crisis, all boundaries have been ruptured between nature and culture, human and machine, and object and subject. We find ourselves exhaustively tackling the turmoil of our own designed circumstances, as we emerge to become extensions of the extensions that we built. In this practice-based design theory project, the authors share their experiments in negotiating power with things, hacking mundane objects, and thus their own everyday lives, allowing themselves to be swayed and misled, disrupted and called into question. The experiments delineate a mode of critical cultural inquiry where design and sociology collide to elicit critical perspectives on the designer and the designed as we act within an entangled politics of things
Transformation design : perspectives on a new design attitude by Wolfgang Jonas( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Transformation design' is looking for new ways to change our behavior and society through new forms of innovation. The existing user-oriented approach of design must therefore be extended to one that is society-oriented. The concept of transformation is based on the anthropologist Karl Paul Polanyi and his book The Great Transformation (1944), which described the emergence of the now almost undisputed and globally widespread western market logic: the transformation of societies with markets into market societies, which he calls 'dislodgment of the markets'. Meanwhile, leading think tanks are referring to Polanyi. They are calling for a new social contract and the 're-embedding' of the market into society. What are the possible instruments and contributions of design for this new 'Great Transformation'? The variety of the above questions, answers, theories, methods, ideas, and projects suggests that 'transformation design' is not in fact a discipline in itself, but that it will lead to a fruitful discourse. The book attempts to form an initial position in terms of this ambitious and ethical design perspective. It also seeks to inspire the international debate to push for a project of responsible design"--Provided by publisher
Design and democracy : activist thoughts and practical examples for sociopolitical empowerment by Maziar Rezai( )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design affects all social contexts and is therefore intensively instrumentalized both by the politically powerful and their critics. Both functions of design, and their inevitable combination, are presented in this book in precise detail. Authors from various countries present previously unknown and innovative examples of democratic activities conducted through design. This publication is therefore aimed not only at design professionals but also at the general public of all countries
Gender Design by Uta Brandes( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Das vorliegende Buch setzt sich erstmals mit den essenziellen Fragen von Gender im Design theoretisch wie praktisch auseinander: Es erörtert die grundsätzliche Notwendigkeit der Einbeziehung von Gender in den Designprozess, und es stellt exemplarisch Design(forschungs)projekte zu diesem wichtigen Thema vor"
Urban Transformation Design : Grundrisse einer zukunftsgewandten Raumpraxis by Hişar Schönfeld( )

2 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unsere Zukunft entscheidet sich in den Städten. Die gegenwärtige Urbanisierung ist nicht zukunftsfähig, weil sie auf einem Wirtschafts- und Gesellschaftsmodell beruht, das seine eigenen Grundlagen zu zerstören droht. Unsere urbanen Lebensräume und die Art ihrer Gestaltung müssen und werden sich daher radikal ändern. Die Frage ist, ob by disaster or by design. Da unser bisheriges Urban-Design-Verständnis für die heutige Krise mitverantwortlich ist, setzt ein change des Urbanen ?by" design ein change ?of urban" design voraus. Dieses Buch fragt nach Bedeutung und Aufgabe eines guten Urban Design und formuliert ein zeitgemäßes und zukunftsgewandtes Verständnis für die ?Große Transformation"
Integrative Design : Essays and Projects on Design Research by Ralf Michel( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design spiegelt die gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen in jenen Themen wider, derer sich auch die Designforschenden annehmen. Ein Schlüsselbegriff für die Positionierungen von Designern, so die These des Herausgebers, kann künftig das Integrative Design sein. Gemeint ist damit das Potenzial des Designs zur integrativen Entwicklung einer Gesellschaft, das unabdingbar mit Positionen des Ökonomischen und des Politischen verbunden ist. Das Buch Integrative Design versammelt grundlegende Essays zu Aspekten des Integrativen Designs: u.a. Design after Ownership; Inklusion; Design als Interface zur Gesellschaft; Integration von Design und Technik; Political Agenda of Design. Die dazugehörige Website dokumentiert aktuelle und jüngst abgeschlossene Forschungsprojekte, die diese Aspekte entfalten
Inklusion als Entwurf : teilhabeorientierte Forschung über, für und durch Design by Tom Bieling( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie wir Dinge gestalten, hat einen maßgeblichen Einfluss darauf, was oder wen wir als "normal" oder "normabweichend" empfinden. Design markiert somit die Grenzbereiche zwischen In- und Exklusion, indem es implizit Rollen- und Wertebilder konfiguriert und dabei gleichermaßen in den Herstellungs- und Deutungsprozess von Normalität involviert ist. Wenn solche Normvorstellungen durch Design mitkonstruiert werden, bedeutet das im Umkehrschluss jedoch auch, dass sie sich durch Design dekonstruieren, also kritisch hinterfragen und verändern lassen: Design kann auch Gegenmodelle entwickeln. Tom Bieling deckt auf zahlreichen Ebenen Verbindungen von Design und Inklusion auf und leitet daraus nicht nur neue Operationsbereiche für Designer ab, sondern liefert auch Anknüpfungspunkte für andere Praxis- und Wissensfelder
Wegwerfen - Entwerfen Müll im Designprozess - Nachhaltigkeit in der Designdidaktik by Susanne Ritzmann( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wie lässt sich Wegwerfen entwerfen? Das Schlagwort Nachhaltigkeit hält heute zwar Einzug in viele Bereiche unseres Alltags. Gestalterinnen und Gestalter erschaffen komplette Szenarien des 'guten Lebens' anhand neuer Artefakte oder Dienstleistungen. Doch einem solchen Entwurf als Anfang steht immer ein Ende gegenüber: in Form von Müll. Diese Arbeit erörtert erstmals das Wegwerfen in einem systematischen Zusammenhang mit dem Entwerfen. Ihre These: Müll, verstanden als universeller Begriff für die unerwünschten Reste einer gezielten Aktivität innerhalb von Produktion und Verbrauch, stellt einen zentralen Indikator und Vermittler für die ökologischen und sozialen Konsequenzen von Gestaltung dar. Die Bedeutung dieser These für Designtheorie und -didaktik wird hier exemplarisch entfaltet
Design durch Gebrauch : Die alltägliche Metamorphose der Dinge by Uta Brandes( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diese Publikation erforscht und analysiert eine ganz besondere Form von Design: das ebenso normale wie wunderbare Phänomen, dass Menschen ohne Designanspruch bereits gestaltete Dinge umnutzen, anders nutzen, im besten Sinne "missbrauchen."
Mapping design research( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of some 40 international texts from the period after 1960 mirrors the principal developmental phases of design research in particular and scientific research in general
Design research now 2 essays and selected projects( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Design dictionary : perspectives on design terminology
Design as research : positions, arguments, perspectivesDesign research now : essays and selected projectsNERD, new experimental research in design : positions and perspectivesWörterbuch Design begriffliche Perspektiven des DesignDesign als Rhetorik Grundlagen, Positionen, FallstudienDesign by use : the everyday metamorphosis of thingsThinking design transdisziplinäre Konzepte für Planer und EntwerferGestaltung denken : Grundlagentexte zu Design und Architektur
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BIRD (Board of International Research in Design)

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