Search for dissertations about: "Design tool"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1475 swedish dissertations containing the words Design tool.

  1. 1. The science of imagining solutions : design becoming conscious of itself through design

    Author : Søren Rosenbak; Johan Redström; Carl DiSalvo; Andrew Morrisson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; design; pataphysics; possibility; imaginaries; imagination; the artificial; critical practice; critical design; speculative design; design fiction; participatory design; smart cities; lies; metadata; surveillance; failures; research through design; constructive design research; practice-based design research; programmatic research; epiphenomenology; quantum poetics; design; design; industrial design; industridesign;

    Abstract : This dissertation addresses a paradox in design: we currently live in a day and age that is fundamentally conditioned by artifice on all scales, and principled by a deep sense of contingency and possibility. In this world, anything could always be something else. READ MORE

  2. 2. Design Space Exploration : co-operative creation of proposals for desired interactions with future artefacts

    Author : Bo Westerlund; Yngve Sundblad; Peter Ullmark; Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders; KTH; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Design process; co-operative design; participatory design; prototype; video prototype; attention; industrial design; design space; prop; Design;

    Abstract : This thesis critically reflects on co-operative design workshops that I have conducted. The basic method used in these workshops draws on the participants’ embodied knowing. READ MORE

  3. 3. Opening Up Design : Engaging the Layperson in the Design of Everyday Products

    Author : Guido Hermans; Erik Stolterman; Ron Wakkary; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; democratisation of design; toolkits; 3D printing; layperson participation; post-phenomenology; research through design; design; design;

    Abstract : This dissertation in industrial design focuses on the gap between the context of design and the context of use. It aims to open up design to the layperson and investigate an active role for the layperson in the design of everyday products. READ MORE

  4. 4. Design And Body : Exploring Conceptions Of The Body In Fashion Design Processes

    Author : Faseeh Saleem; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Body alternatives; alternative body expressions; fashion design processes; conceptions of the body; design thinking; artistic research; fashion design education programmes;

    Abstract : The human body has been considered to be an active element and is a common starting point of fashion design processes. However, during these processes, understanding of the body and how it is used to design is often confined by the body’s standard spatial and structural characteristics. READ MORE

  5. 5. Agency and Artefacts : A cognitive semiotic exploration of design

    Author : Juan Mendoza-Collazos; Kognitiv semiotik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Agency; enhanced agency; agency hierarchy; derived agency; material agency; intentionality; prior intentions; intentions in action; pictorial representations; artefacts; tool-making; design theory; design semiotics; design research; phenomenology; cognitive semiotics; agentive semiotics; semiotic hierarchy; 4E cognition; bio-cultural evolution; philosophy of design; philosophy of technology;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the role of artefacts in relation to human agency and design within a cognitive semiotics framework. It deals with questions such as What is agency? What are artefacts and how does agency relate to them? What kind of intentions are involved in the activity of designing? What is human-specific with respect to agency and design? How can the origins and evolution of design be explained? Addressing these questions, the thesis proposes a layered model of agency for explaining the relations between different grades of agentive complexity. READ MORE