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Meanings of Designed Spaces,9781609011451
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Meanings of Designed Spaces



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This book is about changing the 'spaces' of the designed world. It is about how designers think and attribute meanings to what users and clients see as important to them in the design development of projects, and how reflecting about these subjects is valuable when attributing the design choices we make. This book uncovers multiple voices and points of view of various scholars, practitioners, business people and passionate designers, all of whom explore design from such diverse perspectives as research and practice or business and philosophy, and all as drivers of how we mediate experiences and spaces. Poldma and the contributors explore diverse types of spaces, what constitutes 'designed space' and what this means for technology, business, design thinking and doing, ethics, culture, sustainability and society. They hope to provide a source for debate, for conversation and for discussion.

Author Biography

Tiiu Poldma is an academic and award-winning researcher and currently the Vice Dean of Graduate Research in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Montreal, USA. She also coordinates the interior design program at the School of Industrial Design. Her expertise includes creating spaces in flexible and temporal environments using light, color and design elements through changing human user experiences of interior space.

Table of Contents

Design Thinking, Knowledge and Critical Approaches
The Spaces of Interiors
Understanding Space Through Historic and Philosophical Perspectives
Philosophies and Spaces - Alternative Viewpoints
Design Philosophies, Aesthetic Theories and Lived Experiences
Considerations of Time and Space: Shaping Changing Spaces of Exploration
Design Thinking and Meaning in the Context of Business
The Business of Design
Social Norms, New Patterns and Meanings of Social Relevance
Cultural Contexts and Lived

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