Operative Design

Operative Design
Author: Anthony di Mari
Publsiher: BIS Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-07-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9063692897

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The core idea for this book is the use of operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design. Examples of these verbs are expand, inflate, nest, wist, lift, embed, merge and many more. Together they form a visual dictionary decoding the syntax of spatial verbs. The verbs are illustrated with three-dimensional diagrams and pictures of designs which show the verbs 'in action'. This approach was devised, tested, and applied to architectural studio instruction by Anthony Di Mari and Nora Yoo while teaching at Harvard University's Career Discovery Program in Architecture in 2010. As instructors and as recent graduates, they saw a need for this kind of catalogue from both sides - as a reference manual applicable to design students in all stages of their studies, as well as a teaching tool for instructors to help students understand the strong spatial potential of abstract operations.

Operative Design

Operative Design
Author: Anthony Di Mari,Nora Yoo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2012
Genre: Drawing
ISBN: 9814394483

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The core idea for this project is to use operative verbs as tools for designing space. These operative verbs abstract the idea of spatial formation to its most basic terms, allowing for an objective approach to create the foundation for subjective spatial design.

Conditional Design

Conditional Design
Author: Anthony di Mari
Publsiher: BIS Publishers
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2014-11-17
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9063693656

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Conditional design is the sequel to Operative Design. This book will further explore the operative in a more detailed, intentional, and perhaps functional manner. Spatially, the conditional is the result of the operative. It is not a blind result however. Both terms work together to satisfy a formal manipulation through a set of opportunities for elements such as connections and apertures.

Methods and Tools for Co operative and Integrated Design

Methods and Tools for Co operative and Integrated Design
Author: Serge Tichkiewitch,Daniel Brissaud
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2013-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401722568

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SMC COLOMBIER FONTAINE is a company in the AFE METAL group, which uses a sand casting process to manufacture steel primary parts. To reduce the "time to market", primary part producers need to reduce the time and cost of the industrialisation process. These factors, in addition to the global goal of improving process performance levels, brought SMC to develop numerical technologies and traceability from quotation to part delivery [1]. Nowadays, these improvements are incorporated into company culture. The next step in reducing the time and cost of the production process is to introduce a complete methodology of use and experience feedback of these new models and methods. To be able to generalise this approach, a CAD methodology is essential and thus becomes a step in the industrialisation process. The amount of improvements engendered by the numerical technologies largely justifies the time investment made to obtain a numerical definition of all the different elements in the sand casting process [2]. The objective of our approach is to optimise the product and its production process by generating a complete numerical reference, through the integration of quotation, CAD, simulation, new manufacturing technologies and effective production processes.

Operative Mapping

Operative Mapping
Author: Roger i Blanch Roger
Publsiher: Actar
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-09
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1948765071

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Operative Mapping investigates the use of maps as a design tool, providing insight with the potential to benefit education and practice in the design disciplines. The book's fundamental aim is to offer a methodological contribution to the design disciplines, both in conceptual and instrumental terms. When added to the resources of contemporary design, operative mapping overcomes the analytical and strictly instrumental approaches of maps, opening up the possibility of working both pragmatically and critically by acknowledging the need for an effective transformation of the milieu based on an understanding of pre-existing conditions. The approach is pragmatic, not only discussing the present but, above all, generating a toolbox to help expand on the objectives, methodologies and formats of design in the immediate future. The book joins together a review of the theoretical body of work on mapping from the social sciences with case studies from the past 30 years in architecture, planning and landscape design in the interest of linking past practices with future ones.

Operative Landscapes

Operative Landscapes
Author: Alissa North
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-02-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783034610858

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There are infinite ways to build a community, yet the defining feature of any community is characteristically the landscape. Whether it is a park, a river corridor, community gardens, a plaza or a streetscape, the public spaces where people interact provide a shared sense of ownership, and the qualities of these spaces influence how the communities evolve. In a systematic overview, following the workflow sequence of open space projects, the book explores the various types and levels of intervention: from masterplanning to guerilla gardening and from land reclamation to building in existing fabric. Case studies mostly from North America, Europe and Asia accompany the introductory essays. The emphasis is on strategies of interaction between landscape projects, building development and urban planning, resulting in neighborhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life. Beyond trendy theories on landscape urbanism or landscape infrastructure, this book offers an unideological view on the pragmatic potentials of landscape design for enhancing the built environment.

Superhumanity

Superhumanity
Author: Nick Axel,Beatriz Colomina,Nikolaus Hirsch,Anton Vidokle,Mark Wigley
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781452957883

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A wide-ranging and challenging exploration of design and how it engages with the self The field of design has radically expanded. As a practice, design is no longer limited to the world of material objects but rather extends from carefully crafted individual styles and online identities to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks, systems, infrastructures, data, chemicals, organisms, and genetic codes. Superhumanity seeks to explore and challenge our understanding of “design” by engaging with and departing from the concept of the “self.” This volume brings together more than fifty essays by leading scientists, artists, architects, designers, philosophers, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists, originally disseminated online via e-flux Architecture between September 2016 and February 2017 on the invitation of the Third Istanbul Design Biennial. Probing the idea that we are and always have been continuously reshaped by the artifacts we shape, this book asks: Who designed the lives we live today? What are the forms of life we inhabit, and what new forms are currently being designed? Where are the sites, and what are the techniques, to design others? This vital and far-reaching collection of essays and images seeks to explore and reflect on the ways in which both the concept and practice of design are operative well beyond tangible objects, expanding into the depths of self and forms of life. Contributors: Zeynep Çelik Alexander, Lucia Allais, Shumon Basar, Ruha Benjamin, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Daniel Birnbaum, Ina Blom, Benjamin H. Bratton, Giuliana Bruno, Tony Chakar, Mark Cousins, Simon Denny, Keller Easterling, Hu Fang, Rubén Gallo, Liam Gillick, Boris Groys, Rupali Gupte, Andrew Herscher, Tom Holert, Brooke Holmes, Francesca Hughes, Andrés Jaque, Lydia Kallipoliti, Thomas Keenan, Sylvia Lavin, Yongwoo Lee, Lesley Lokko, MAP Office, Chus Martínez, Ingo Niermann, Ahmet Ögüt, Trevor Paglen, Spyros Papapetros, Raqs Media Collective, Juliane Rebentisch, Sophia Roosth, Felicity D. Scott, Jack Self, Prasad Shetty, Hito Steyerl, Kali Stull, Pelin Tan, Alexander Tarakhovsky, Paulo Tavares, Stephan Trüby, Etienne Turpin, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Eyal Weizman, Mabel O. Wilson, Brian Kuan Wood, Liam Young, and Arseny Zhilyaev.

Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering

Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering
Author: Patrick Chedmail,Gérard Cognet,Clément Fortin,Christian Mascle,Joseph Pegna
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2013-06-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401599665

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Proceedings of the Third IDMME Conference held in Montreal, Canada, May 2000

Good Deeds Good Design

Good Deeds  Good Design
Author: Bryan Bell
Publsiher: Princeton Architectural Press
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2004
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 1568983913

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Explores new thoughts and practices in the movement toward an architecture that serves everyone, including the poor.

Making Space

Making Space
Author: Matrix (Organization)
Publsiher: Pluto Press (UK)
Total Pages: 148
Release: 1984
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: UOM:39015064900809

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Rethinking Management Information Systems

Rethinking Management Information Systems
Author: Wendy Currie,Robert Galliers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 1999
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780198775331

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This book examines influential ideas within Management Information Systems (MIS). Leading international contributors summarize key topics and explore a variety of issues currently being discussed in the field. They re-visit influential ideas such as socio-technical theory, systems thinking, and structuration theory and demonstrate their relevance to newer ideas such as re-engineering, hybrid management, knowledge workers, and outsourcing. In locating MIS within an interdisciplinary context, particularly in the light of rapid technological changes, this book will form the link between past and future approaches to MIS.

Cooperative Knowledge Processing for Engineering Design

Cooperative Knowledge Processing for Engineering Design
Author: Arthur B. Baskin,George L. Kovacs,Gianni Jacucci
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2013-06-29
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780387353579

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Cooperative working environments and their development are becoming increasingly important and ever more frequent in different industrial sectors and this book provides a scientific approach for managing Team Engineering. Meta-cognitive knowledge and networks are identified as the key resources enabling engineering teams to work effectively and to reduce engineering time and this book illustrates how computer support can aid cooperative work within the context of practical methodologies and examples. The fields covered in the book include: State-of-the-art research in cooperative learning tools; Practical examples and methodologies illustrating the implementation of cooperative networks; and An interdisciplinary approach to team engineering. This valuable new book is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and will be essential reading for researchers, engineers, technical managers involved in the development of advanced applications for engineering and manufacturing, and software design and engineering.

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction Design and Development Methods for Universal Access

Universal Access in Human Computer Interaction  Design and Development Methods for Universal Access
Author: Constantine Stephanidis,Margherita Antona
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2014-05-15
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9783319074375

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The four-volume set LNCS 8513-8516 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 14 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 251 contributions included in the UAHCI proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this four-volume set. The 51 papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: design for all methods, techniques, and tools; development methods and tools for universal access; user models, adaption and personalization; natural, multimodal and multisensory interaction and brain-computer interfaces.

Research Culture in Architecture

Research Culture in Architecture
Author: Cornelie Leopold,Christopher Robeller,Ulrike Weber
Publsiher: Birkhäuser
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-12-16
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9783035620238

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Research in and on architecture is as complex as the discipline itself with its different specialist fields, and therefore the results often remain unconnected. Research Culture in Architecture combines digital and analog research issues and demonstrates how important cross-disciplinary cooperation in architecture is today. The complexity and increasing specialization are elaborated on in the various chapters and then linked to the core of architecture, i.e. design. Scientists from the theoretical and practical fields present research results in the following subjects: "design methodology", "architectural space, perception, and the human body", "analog and digital timber construction", "visualization", "robotics", "architectural practice and research", and "sustainability".

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design

Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
Author: Shen Weiming,Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Canadian Region,National Research Council Canada,University of Waterloo,University of Western Ontario
Publsiher: NRC Research Press
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2001
Genre: Design, Industrial
ISBN: 0660184931

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Computer-supported co-operative work (CSCW) is a research area that aims at integrating the works of several people involved in a common goal, inside a co-operative universe, through the sharing of resources in an efficient way. This report contains the papers presented at a conference on CSCW in design. Topics covered include: techniques, methods, and tools for CSCW in design; social organization of the CSCW process; integration of methods & tools within the work organization; co-operation in virtual enterprises and electronic businesses; CSCW in design & manufacturing; interaction between the CSCW approach and knowledge reuse as found in knowledge management; intelligent agent & multi-agent systems; Internet/World Wide Web and CSCW in design; and applications & test beds.