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237 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
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ix, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centred on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the ends it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how? In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff, and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now - not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology - ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centred world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles - above all, lightness - inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262201575 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
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vii, 336 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
  • CONTENTS: Materials and Design: PART A: Driving Forces in Design-- The Design Process-- The Role of Industrial Design-- Materials and Product Form-- The Mind of the Designer-- Organising Information for Design-- Materials and Material Attributes-- Processes and Process Attributes: Perceived Attributes of Materials-- Materials and Product Interface-- Materials and the Environment-- Information Systems for Design-- Material Selection and Inspiration-- Case Studies-- New Materials in Design: PART B: Material Profiles-- Process Profiles-- Colour Profiles-- Design Styles: APPENDIX: Cluster Analysis-- Aesthetic Attributes of Materials-- the Analytical Approach to Selection-- MAD Software-- Problems and Exercises.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750655545 20160528
The history of man is recorded, recovered and remembered through the designs he created and the materials he used. Materials are the stuff of design, and today is not the age of just one material, but of an immense range. Best selling author M. F. Ashby guides the reader through the process of selecting materials on the basis of their design suitability. He and co-author Kara Johnson begin with the assumption that products in a given market sector have little to distinguish between them in either performance or cost. When many technically near-equivalent products compete, market share is won or lost by the industrial design of a product: its visual and tactile attributes, the associations it carries, the image it creates in the consumer's mind and the quality of its interface with the use and the environment. Ashby and Johnson address the problem of selecting materials for industrial design from a unique viewpoint. They acknowledge that materials have two overlapping roles, in technical design and in industrial design. The technical designer has ready access to materials information. Industrial designers often do not have equivalent support. "Materials Selection in Industrial Design" presents groundbreaking new information that, on one hand introduces engineering students to the principles of Industrial Design and to the idea that the selection of materials can directly affect the aesthetic qualities of the object. On the other hand they introduce industrial design students and practising industrial designers to engineering parameters through an accessible and holistic approach. It offers easy to use systematic approach to the selection and uses of materials. Many excellent attribute 'maps' are included which enable complex comparative information to be readily grasped. It includes full colour photographs and illustrations throughout that aid the understanding of concepts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750655545 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
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2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Newly revised and updated, an ultimate photography resource draws on the writings and images of Ansel Adams; presents current information on variable contrast papers, view and digital cameras, and the recent changes of the Advanced Photo System; and provides demonstration photographs and technical.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780821225752 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
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xv, 257 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxviii, 657 p. illus. 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
PHYSICS-262-01
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xvi, 279, [1] p. col. front., illus. (incl. facsims.) plates (part col., 1 fold.) ports. (1 col.) plans (part fold.) 30 x 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)
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xvi, 419 p. illus. 27 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), Engineering Library (Terman)