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The term was first used in the United States in the 1920s to describe the work of specialist designers working in product design. It now more generally refers to improving the aesthetics ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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54 words

... design The term was first used in the United States in the 1920s to describe the work of specialist designers working in product design. It now more generally refers to improving the aesthetics of mass-produced products to increase their marketability. Such an ethos informed both the Deutscher Werkbund and the Bauhaus...

Industrial Design.

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Jeffrey L. Meikle

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
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History, Regional and National History
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928 words

...targeted industrial design. Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World ( 1972 ) dismissed much design as worthless and admonished designers to address the needs of poorer nations, the disabled, and the aging. Beginning in 1968 , Stewart Brand's series of Whole Earth Catalog s promoted decentralized living with limited reliance on technological systems. Such views contributed to subsequent environmentally sensitive “green design” and “eco design” movements. A series of expensive product-liability lawsuits forced corporations to adopt design awareness for...

Industrial Design

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Jeffrey L. Meikle

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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2013

...targeted industrial design. Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World ( 1972 ) dismissed much design as worthless and admonished designers to address the needs of poorer nations, the disabled, and the aging. Beginning in 1968 , Stewart Brand's series titled the Whole Earth Catalog promoted decentralized living with limited reliance on technological systems. Such views contributed to subsequent environmentally sensitive “green design” and “eco design” movements. A series of expensive product-liability lawsuits forced corporations to adopt design awareness...

Industrial design

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
5,131 words

...Dorwin . ] Bibliography J. Heskett : Industrial Design (London, 1980) A. Pulos : American Design Ethic: A History of Industrial Design to 1940 (Cambridge, 1983) A. Pulos : American Design Adventure: 1940–1975 (Cambridge, 1988) J. Neuhart and M. Neuhart : Eames Design (New York, 1989) J. Meikle : Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America 1929–1935 (Philadelphia, 2/2001) P. Burrows : “ Who Is Jonathan Ive? The Man Behind Apple's Design Magic, ” Business Week , 4002 (2006), p. 26 J. Meikle : Design in the USA (New York, 2005) Anne...

Design, Industrial

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Anne CHICK

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Current Version:
2016
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Science and technology, Social sciences
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1,851 words

... Design, Industrial The term industrial design applies to both the aesthetics and the usability of mass-produced products, especially as those characteristics affect product marketability. According to the Industrial Design Society of America, “industrial design is the professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer” ( Industrial Designers Society of America 2006 ). The range of products is itself...

Industrial Design

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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2016
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Art & Architecture
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93 words

... Design (established 1954 ) Founded at a time when the industrial design profession was becoming firmly established in American manufacturing industry, Industrial Design has long been established as the leading magazine for industrial designers in the United States. Retitled ID Magazine of Industrial Design in 1980 , since its establishment it has carried a broad range of critical material relating to the practice, culture, and business of design. It is published eight times a year, including the prestigious Annual Design Review that embraces...

Industrial design and photography

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Catherine Moriarty

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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574 words

...design reform organizations developed this principle, building large collections of images to support educational campaigns addressed to manufacturers, retailers, and consumers. The Council of Industrial Design ( COID ) in Britain and the Hemmens Forksningsinstitut in Sweden were established in 1944 , and the Rat fü Formgebung in Germany in 1953 . Photographs were exhibited and reproduced, and provided a resource for designers. The COID made available to consumers a searchable reference system of goods in current production at their London Design...

Biennial of Industrial Design

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Art & Architecture
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97 words

...Biennial of Industrial Design ( BIO ) (established 1963 ) The Biennial of Industrial Design was established in 1963 with the purpose of forming an exhibition in Ljubljana that would explore the relationship between design and the economy in Slovenia and other countries as well as promote high-quality Yugoslavian design standards through education. Successive exhibitions attracted significant representation of designers from both Eastern and Western Europe. Slovenia was one of the more industrialized states of Yugoslavia in the Cold War period and the...

China Industrial Design Association

China Industrial Design Association (1979)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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274 words

...trained in product design, and relied too heavily on the ideas and outlook of their foreign peers. Since 2011 the CIDA has been responsible for the organization of the annual China Top 10 Industrial Design Awards competition that publicizes and promotes organizations and individual designers who have made significant contributions to the progress of industrial design. Emphasis is placed on design innovation and industrial efficiency, and awards are open to Chinese design educators, design companies, and organizations devoted to design promotion. The CIDA is...

Design, Product and Industrial

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Vicky LOFTHOUSE

Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Science and technology, Social sciences
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2,642 words

... Design, Product and Industrial Industrial and product designers can be involved in the creation of a huge range of products from mobile phones and medical equipment to furniture and children’s strollers. There are various strategies for design to inject sustainability into the production process, resulting in less impact on the world’s natural resources and ecosystems. Product and Industrial Design The terms product design and industrial design in most cases refer to the same field and are therefore interchangeable ( McDermott 2007 ). The...

GK Industrial Design Associates

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
269 words

...Industrial Design Associates (established 1953 ) Now one of Japan’s leading design consultancies, GK was founded in 1953 by four ex‐students of Iwataro Koike at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music—the company’s initials deriving from ‘Gruppe Koike’. In fact Koike was himself involved in a number of early GK design commissions. Amongst the company’s early products were the YD‐1 sports motorcycle designed by Shinji Iwasaki and GK ( 1956 ) and the elegant (plastic‐topped) glass soy sauce bottle for the Kikkoman Corporation ( 1959 )....

Industrial Design Council of Australia

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
455 words

...in 1960 of the black Good Design Label that bore the message ‘Selected as Good Design for Australian Design Index—Industrial Design Council of Australia’; the opening of the first Australian Design Centre in Melbourne in 1960 in which the IDCA featured ‘Good Design’ ; and the launch in 1967 of Design Australia , the IDCA’s official journal (ceasing publication in 1975 ). Prince Philip also instituted his Prize for Australian Design in 1974 , in place for eleven years, which also had a Good Design Label, in this case a silver tag with...

Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization

Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization (1969)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
499 words

...JIDPO played a seminal role, building on the focused activities of the Industrial Arts Institute and other design-related initiatives. Seeking to stimulate design consciousness in industry, JIDPO also fostered the setting-up of regional design centres to assist companies in embedding design as an important business tool, a strategy that developed beyond the improvement of individual products to a more comprehensive design outlook. The latter sought to highlight the ways in which design could be used as a visionary tool capable of proposing imaginative new...

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (1957)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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292 words

...of Industrial Design ( ICSID ) (established 1957 ) One the first professional design organizations to be established on a truly international basis (along with ICOGRADA and IFI ), ICSID was founded as a non-government, non‐profit‐making organization in 1957 . By the early 21st century its membership had grown to more than 150 member societies in more than 50 countries, providing a network of information exchange through congresses, conferences, regional meetings, and publications centred on design. It is concerned with many aspects of the design...

industrial design

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
18 words
industrial design

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
47 words
Industrial Design

Industrial Design  

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(established 1954)Founded at a time when the industrial design profession was becoming firmly established in American manufacturing industry, Industrial Design has long been established as the ...
industrial design

industrial design  

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The term was first used in the United States in the 1920s to describe the work of specialist designers working in product design. It now more generally refers to improving the aesthetics of ...
GK Industrial Design Associates

GK Industrial Design Associates  

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(established 1953)Now one of Japan's leading design consultancies, GK was founded in 1953 by four ex‐students of Iwataro Koike at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music—the company's ...
Industrial design and photography

Industrial design and photography  

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Mechanized manufacturing methods brought about the mass consumption of objects of diverse forms and appearances in the industrialized nations of the world. Drawn representations of goods in ...

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