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Operative Design

Operative Design
A Catalog of Spatial Verbs

by Anthony di Mari

  • Publisher : BIS Publishers
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9789063692896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Catalogue of Spatial Verbs

by Anthony Di Mari,Nora Yoo

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9789814394482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Methods and Tools for Co-operative and Integrated Design

Methods and Tools for Co-operative and Integrated Design

by Serge Tichkiewitch,Daniel Brissaud

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-03-14
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9401722560
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Conditional Design

Conditional Design
An introduction to elemental architecture

by Anthony di Mari

  • Publisher : BIS Publishers
  • Release : 2014-11-17
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN : 9789063693657
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering

Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering
Proceedings of the Third IDMME Conference Held in Montreal, Canada, May 2000

by Patrick Chedmail,Gérard Cognet,Clément Fortin,Christian Mascle,Joseph Pegna

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-06-29
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 9401599661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Third IDMME Conference held in Montreal, Canada, May 2000

Design Characteristics of Virtual Learning Environments

Design Characteristics of Virtual Learning Environments
A Theoretical Integration and Empirical Test of Technology Acceptance and IS Success Research

by Daniel Müller

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-10-10
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 3658003928
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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​The first objective of this study is to derive a multidimensional research framework simultaneously outlining and concretising particular aspects being relevant to and surrounding the elicitation and evaluation of VLE design characteristics. Based on this, the second objective of this study is to elicit for the first time a holistic set of well-defined, simultaneously detailed and operative VLE design characteristics systematically. In reply to a recently articulated call for research (Venkatesh & Bala, 2008), the third objective of this study is to evaluate for the first time the impact of the desired set of VLE design characteristics to be elicited on crucial behavioural determinants of users’ behavioural intention to use and actual use of a VLE in terms of the VLE success measures of this study. Such an investigation may reveal further, more detailed and operative, knowledge about design-related and behavioural drivers of users’ current VLE use/refusal.

Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems

Integration of Process Knowledge into Design Support Systems

by Hubert Kals,Fred van Houten

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1999-03-31
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9780792356554
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents selected papers from the 1999 CIRP International Design Seminar. Design is a fundamental creative human activity. This certainly applies to the design of artifacts, the realisation of which has to meet ever-increasing demands. All ideas for new and better artifacts have been elaborated by designers, who have turned them into feasible concepts and finally transformed them into realisable product models. Design knowledge is difficult to capture. Design, as a process, is difficult to organise. The analysis and structuring of design (process) knowledge is necessary in order to build design support systems. Furthermore, substantial research effort is still needed to develop design as a `science of synthesis'. The principles of synthesis need to be better understood before design methods and computer support tools can be developed, which are fit for integration in the industrial manufacturing process. This volume includes an introduction to design theories and methods, design and engineering processes, the role of computer support tools, and artificial intelligence in design support. The other contributions can be divided roughly into two categories. The first category deals with design support tools in relation to such topics as conceptual design, collaborative design, modelling, design optimization and evaluation. The second category treats the control of design and engineering processes in relation to subjects such as product and process knowledge, process representation, synthesis of thought and methods, integration, and concurrency.

Operative Mapping

Operative Mapping
The Use of Maps As a Design Tool

by Roger i Blanch Roger

  • Publisher : Actar
  • Release : 2019-09
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781948765077
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
Building Communities Through Public Space

by Alissa North

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 3034610858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Design Management

Design Management
Process and Information Issues

by S. Culley

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2001-10-10
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 9781860583551
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Efficient design management solutions for today's new challenges Design Management: Process and Information Issues is a collection of papers presented at the 13th International Conference on Engineering Design in Glasgow, Scotland. One of four volumes, this book highlights the newest developments in design management and the solutions that facilitate innovation. Focused on common challenges within the design process, these papers provide insight gleaned from current and ongoing work to help design and engineering teams meet the increasing demands of the modern product development environment.

DRM, a Design Research Methodology

DRM, a Design Research Methodology

by Lucienne T.M. Blessing,Amaresh Chakrabarti

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-06-13
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 1848825870
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The initial motivator for the development of DRM, a Design Research Methodology, and the subsequent writing of this book was our frustration about the lack of a common terminology, benchmarked research methods, and above all, a common research methodology in design. A shared view of the goals and framework for doing design research was missing. Design is a multidisciplinary activity occurring in multiple application areas and involving multiple stakeholders. As a consequence, design research emerges in a variety of disciplines for a variety of applications with a variety of subjects. This makes it particularly difficult to review its literature, relate various pieces of work, find common ground, and validate and share results that are so essential for sustained progress in a research community. Above all, design research needs to be successful not only in an academic sense, but also in a practical sense. How could we help the community develop knowledge that is both academically and practically worthwhile? Each of us had our individual ideas of how this situation could be improved. Lucienne Blessing, while finishing her thesis that involved studying and improving the design process, developed valuable insights about the importance and relationship of empirical studies in developing and evaluating these improvements. Amaresh Chakrabarti, while finishing his thesis on developing and evaluating computational tools for improving products, had developed valuable insights about integrating and improving the processes of building and evaluating tools.

Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications

Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications

by Wei Dong Li,Soh Khim Ong,Andrew Yeh Ching Nee,Christopher Alan McMahon

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-06-02
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1846288029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications introduces a wide spectrum of collaborative engineering issues in design and manufacturing. It offers state-of-the-art chapters written by international experts from academia and industry, and reflects the most up-to-date R & D work and applications, especially those from the last three to five years. The book will serve as an essential reference for academics, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and practicing professionals.

Advances in Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control in Engineering and Sciences

Advances in Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control in Engineering and Sciences

by David Greiner,Blas Galván,Jacques Périaux,Nicolas Gauger,Kyriakos Giannakoglou,Gabriel Winter

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-11-14
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN : 3319115413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book contains state-of-the-art contributions in the field of evolutionary and deterministic methods for design, optimization and control in engineering and sciences. Specialists have written each of the 34 chapters as extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems (EUROGEN 2013). The conference was one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). Topics treated in the various chapters are classified in the following sections: theoretical and numerical methods and tools for optimization (theoretical methods and tools; numerical methods and tools) and engineering design and societal applications (turbo machinery; structures, materials and civil engineering; aeronautics and astronautics; societal applications; electrical and electronics applications), focused particularly on intelligent systems for multidisciplinary design optimization (mdo) problems based on multi-hybridized software, adjoint-based and one-shot methods, uncertainty quantification and optimization, multidisciplinary design optimization, applications of game theory to industrial optimization problems, applications in structural and civil engineering optimum design and surrogate models based optimization methods in aerodynamic design.

Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Building Structures

Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Building Structures
State-of-the-art Report

by fib Fédération internationale du béton

  • Publisher : fib Fédération internationale du béton
  • Release : 2003-01-01
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9782883940673
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The aim of this state-of-art report is to present current practices for use of precast and prestressed concrete in countries in seismic regions, to recommend good practice, and to discuss current developments. The report has been drafted by 30 contributors from nine different countries. This state-of-art report covers: state of the practice in various countries; advantages and disadvantages of incorporating precast reinforced and prestressed concrete in construction; lessons learned from previous earthquakes; construction concepts; design approaches; primary lateral load resisting systems (precast and prestressed concrete frame systems and structural walls including dual systems) diaphragms of precast and prestressed concrete floor units; modelling and analytical methods; gravity load resisting systems; foundations; and miscellaneous elements (shells, folded plates, stairs and architectural cladding panels). Design equations are reported where necessary, but the emphasis is on principles. Ordinary cast-in-place reinforced concrete is not considered in this report. This fib state-of-the-art report is intended to assist designers and constructors to provide safe and economical applications of structural precast concrete and at the same time to allow innovation in design and construction to continue. This Bulletin N° 27 was approved as an fib state-of-art report in autumn 2002 byfib Commission 7, Seismic design.

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006

Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2006
International Conference, Glasgow, UK, May 8-11, 2006, Proceedings

by Marina L. Gavrilova,Osvaldo Gervasi,Vipin Kumar,C.J. Kenneth Tan,David Taniar,Antonio Laganà,Hyunseung Choo,Youngsong Mun

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-05-05
  • Pages : 1045
  • ISBN : 3540340793
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Annotation The five-volume set LNCS 3980-3984 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2006, held in Glasgow, UK in May 2006. The five volumes present a total of 664 papers selected from over 2300 submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results in the field of computational science, from foundational issues in computer science and mathematics to advanced applications in virtually all sciences making use of computational techniques. The topics of the refereed papers are structured according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and applications high performance technical computing and networks advanced and emerging applications geometric modelling, graphics and visualization information systems and information technologies. Moreover, submissions from 31 Workshops and technical sessions in the areas, such as information security, mobile communication, grid computing, modeling, optimization, computational geometry, virtual reality, symbolic computations, molecular structures, Web systems and intelligence, spatial analysis, bioinformatics and geocomputations, contribute to this publication.

Siteless

Siteless
1001 Building Forms

by François Blanciak

  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 0262026309
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down anew way to think about architecture. Others may think of it as the last architectural treatise, forit provides a discursive container for ideas that would otherwise be lost. Whatever genre it belongsto, SITELESS is a new kind of architecture book that seems to have come out of nowhere. Its author,a young French architect practicing in Tokyo, admits he "didn't do this out of reverence towardarchitecture, but rather out of a profound boredom with the discipline, as a sort of compulsivereaction." What would happen if architects liberated their minds from the constraints of site,program, and budget? he asks. The result is a book that is saturated with forms, and as free ofwords as any architecture book the MIT Press has ever published.The 1001 building forms in SITELESSinclude structural parasites, chain link towers, ball bearing floors, corrugated corners,exponential balconies, radial facades, crawling frames, forensic housing--and other architecturalideas that may require construction techniques not yet developed and a relation to gravity not yetachieved. SITELESS presents an open-ended compendium of visual ideas for the architecturalimagination to draw from. The forms, drawn freehand (to avoid software-specific shapes) but from aconstant viewing angle, are presented twelve to a page, with no scale, order, or end to the series.After setting down 1001 forms in siteless conditions and embryonic stages, Blanciak takes one of theforms and performs a "scale test," showing what happens when one of these fantastic ideasis subjected to the actual constraints of a site in central Tokyo. The book ends by illustrating thepotential of these shapes to morph into actual building proportions. François Blanciak is anarchitect and Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has worked for architectural firms inLos Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with architects including Frank Gehry and PeterEisenman.

Superhumanity

Superhumanity
Design of the Self

by Nick Axel,Beatriz Colomina,Nikolaus Hirsch,Anton Vidokle,Mark Wigley

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2018-01-01
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1452957886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing Platforms for Co-Creation

Higher Creativity for Virtual Teams: Developing Platforms for Co-Creation
Developing Platforms for Co-Creation

by MacGregor, Steven P.,Torres-Coronas, Teresa

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2007-05-31
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1599041316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book presents advanced research on the concept of creativity using virtual teams, demonstrating a specific focus and application for virtual teams. It presents tools, processes, and frameworks to advance the overall concept that leveraging ideas from different locations in an organization and within extended networks is based on creativity, which can deliver innovation"--Provided by publisher.

Surgery of the Skin E-Book

Surgery of the Skin E-Book

by June K. Robinson,C. William Hanke,Daniel Mark Siegel,Alina Fratila,Ashish C Bhatia,Thomas E. Rohrer

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2010-04-27
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN : 0323080723
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology, by Dr. June K. Robinson et al, will help you put the latest medical and cosmetic surgical procedures to work in your practice. Taking a surgeon’s eye view, it discusses and illustrates new procedures such as botulinum toxin treatments and tumescent facelifts so you can provide your patients with the most effective, cutting-edge care. Videos online show you how to perform these in-depth surgical procedures in detail. Improve surgical outcomes and avoid pitfalls with expert, evidence-based guidance. Visualize every technique and concept with more than 1,000 full-color photographs and state-of-the-art drawings. Stay on the cutting edge with in-depth step-by-step descriptions of tumescent vertical vector facelifts, blepharoplasty, composite grafts, Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation, management of dysplastic nevi and melanoma, and more. Master the newest surgical techniques including botulinum toxin treatments, blepharoplasty, tumescent facelifts, soft tissue augmentation, composite grafts and the management of dysplastic nevi and melanoma.

The Social economist, Industrial partnerships record & co-operative review

The Social economist, Industrial partnerships record & co-operative review

by N.A

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  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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