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The Manhattan Collection: A Study On Furniture Design, Gabriel Anderson Dec 2016

The Manhattan Collection: A Study On Furniture Design, Gabriel Anderson

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

I have designed a series of pieces of furniture that all share some key similarities, not in form or even style (though my personal aesthetic will be seen in all of them), but rather in materials. All of my pieces use a combination of metal, wood, and stone. Obviously, this is not remarkable as these materials have been used to build furniture for as long as furniture has been built. However, I have endeavored to explore how these materials can interact with one another within a piece of furniture. My goal was to create furniture where the materials do not ...


Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus Nov 2016

Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This essay explores feminism, socially-constructed norms, and the relationship between feminism and technical communication. It argues that undergraduate technical communication programs should include courses that study feminist history and theories as related to the field, claiming that studying feminist theory will improve user-centered design and broaden students' spheres of influence as professionals.


In The Living Room Oct 2016

In The Living Room

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Salone del Mobile is the biggest event in Italy's furniture design calendar -- and now the world. We explore the great innovations from this April's packed-out fair in Milan and look forward to its exciting Shanghai debut.


Breaking The Sound Barrier Oct 2016

Breaking The Sound Barrier

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Known for his curves and natural shapes, emminent product designer Ross Lovegrove has returned to the audio world to create the best sounding wireless speaker.


Capability Town Oct 2016

Capability Town

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Patricia Moore is one of the world's most accomplished industrial designers. As Summer Cao reports, the American polymath uses socially conscious creativity to improve the lives of those who might otherwise be neglected.


Let The Chair Speak Oct 2016

Let The Chair Speak

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Boris Berlin co-founded Komplot Design in 1987 with Poul Christiansen and in 2010 he joined with Aleksej Iskos to launch Iskos-Berlin Design. Together the two companies have focused on creating inspirational works that act as an antidote to the excessive noise of modern culture, expressing a "philosophy of silence" that Berlin explained to Summer Cao.


Beyond Death: Using Design To Transcend Life, Memories And Traditions, Alex Lobos Sep 2016

Beyond Death: Using Design To Transcend Life, Memories And Traditions, Alex Lobos

Presentations and other scholarship

Sustainable design provides benefits across a product’s lifecycle, particularly for end of life. Designers and end users are aware that as much as product lifetime can be extended, no artifact can last forever. But when looking at end of life in human beings, most people are not comfortable with dealing with death whether is their own or of someone else’s. Sustainability can provide initial strategies for designing for human death but in order to make a significant contribution to this area, designers need to address a wider set of needs that also include social, emotional and psychological issues ...


The Artist And The "Information" Machine: Conceptualism, Technology, And Design In 1970, Jeremiah William Mccarthy May 2016

The Artist And The "Information" Machine: Conceptualism, Technology, And Design In 1970, Jeremiah William Mccarthy

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis explores the dialectical relationship between conceptualism and design in the year 1970, by focusing on Kynaston McShine’s landmark exhibition Information, held at the Museum of Modern Art. Specifically, it centers on the understudied “information machine,” a film apparatus designed by Ettore Sottsass, Jr., for use within the exhibition.


Profile Of Business In The Traditional Design Sectors, Con Kennedy Jan 2016

Profile Of Business In The Traditional Design Sectors, Con Kennedy

Reports

This research report illustrates the findings form the “Profile of Business in the Traditional Design Sectors”. This research was commissioned by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland as part of the Year of Irish Design (ID1025) which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and was under taken on their behalf by Con Kennedy. The aim of this research is to develop an understanding of the size, location and demographic of design practices and business in the Republic of Ireland. For the purpose of this report, the agreed sectors and design sectors to research were: • Animation ...


The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq Jan 2016

The Future Of Arabic Music: No Sound Without Silence, Nesma Magdy Khodier Vcuq

Theses and Dissertations

For centuries, Arabic music has been intrinsically linked to Arab culture and by extension bonded to the environmental landscape of the region, reflecting their emotions, moods, and behaviors. Numerous technological advancements in the latter half of the twentieth century, have greatly affected the rich legacy of Arabic music, significantly impacting the natural progression of traditional Arabic musical genres, scales, and instrumentation.

This thesis serves as an introduction to generative methods of music production, specifically music generated through gestures. Through generative music, and its unique ability to map gestures to different musical parameters, music can be produced using computer algorithms.

The ...