Design anthropology : object cultures in transition
- edited by Alison J. Clarke.
- Uniform Title
- Design anthropology (2017)
- London, UK ; New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
- Physical description
- xxv, 225 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
- Clarke, Alison J. editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Acknowledgments List of Illustrations List of Contributors Introduction
- Susanne Kuchler - Materials and Design
- Harvey Molotch - Objects in Sociology
- Alison J. Clarke - The Anthropological Object in Design
- Maria Bezaitis and Rick E. Robinson - Valuable to Values
- Jane Fulton Suri - Poetic Observation
- Jamer Hunt - Prototyping the Social
- Pauline Garvey - Consuming IKEA and Inspiration as Material Form
- Nicolette Makovicky -`Erotic Needlework'
- Vladimir Arkhipov - Functioning Forms / Anti-Design
- Diana Young - Coloring Cars
- Lane DeNicola - The Internet, the Parliament, and the Pub
- Daniel Miller - Interior Decoration
- Erin B. Taylor and Heather A. Horst - Designing Financial Literacy in Haiti
- Arturo Escobar - Stirring the Anthropological Imagination Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. Decades ago, product designers used basic market research to fine-tune their designs for consumer success. Today the design process has been radically transformed, with the user center-stage in the design process. From design ethnography to culture probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings rather than the mere form and function of objects. This important volume provides a fascinating exploration of the issues facing the shapers of our increasingly complex material world. The text features case studies and investigations covering a diverse range of academic disciplines. From IKEA and anti-design to erotic twenty-first-century needlework and online interior decoration, the book positions itself at the intersections of design, anthropology, material culture, architecture, and sociology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781474259040 20180115
- Publication date
- "A previous version of the book was published by Springer, 2011, with the title Design Anthropology : Object Culture in the 21st Century"--Title page verso.
- 9781474259040 (hardback)
- 1474259049 (hardback)
- 9781474259033 (paperback)
- 1474259030 (paperback)
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