Design and anthropology [electronic resource].

by Gunn, WendyLooking glass; Donovan, JaredLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception Ser: Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.Description: 1 online resource (285 pages).ISBN: 9781317152620.Subject(s): Design -- Anthropological aspectsLooking glass | Design -- Human factorsLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Design and Anthropology 9781138244788Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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Design and Anthropology challenges conventional thinking regarding the nature of design and creativity, in a way that acknowledges the improvisatory skills and perceptual acuity of people. Combining theoretical investigations and documentation of practice based experiments, it addresses methodological questions concerning the re-conceptualisation of the relation between design and use from both theoretical and practice-based positions. Concerned with what it means to draw 'users' into processes of designing and producing this book emphasises the creativity of design and the emergence of objects in social situations and collaborative endeavours. Organised around the themes of perception and the user-producer, skilled practices of designing and using, and the relation between people and things, the book contains the latest work of researchers from academia and industry, to enhance our understanding of ethnographic practice and develop a research agenda for the emergent field of design anthropology. Drawing together work from anthropologists, philosophers, designers, engineers, scholars of innovation and theatre practitioners, Design and Anthropology will appeal to anthropologists and to those working in the fields of design and innovation, and the philosophy of technology and engineering.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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Wendy Gunn is Associate Professor of Design Anthropology at the University of Southern Denmark. Jared Donovan is Lecturer in Interaction Design at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

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