Designing Culture

To say that a given design is a consequence of social negotiations does not mean that technical principles or the material world are irrelevant. The matter of the world too is materialized through the practices of designing.

Designing Culture

The cultural theorist and media designer Anne Balsamo calls for transforming learning practices to inspire culturally attuned technological imaginations.

Organization Design

Fit and Coordination Several papers bring together different approaches to integration to form a coherent theory of organization design. Özgecan Koçak and Phanish Puranam (in “Designing a Culture of Collaboration: When Changing Beliefs ...

Organization Design

Advances in Strategic Management is dedicated to communicating innovative, new research that advances theory and practice in Strategic Management. This volume focuses on organization design and collaborative ways of working.

Designing Knowledge Organizations

The left section informs the organization on the concepts associated with social networking and culture. We introduce social network analysis (SNA) ... We start with a discussion of K‐networks and the factors that affect their design.

Designing Knowledge Organizations

A pedagogical approach to the principles and architecture of knowledge management in organizations This textbook is based on a graduate course taught at Stevens Institute of Technology. It focuses on the design and management of today's complex K organizations. A K organization is any company that generates and applies knowledge. The text takes existing ideas from organizational design and knowledge management to enhance and elevate each through harmonization with concepts from other disciplines. The authors—noted experts in the field—concentrate on both micro- and macro design and their interrelationships at individual, group, work, and organizational levels. A key feature of the textbook is an incisive discussion of the cultural, practice, and social aspects of knowledge management. The text explores the processes, tools, and infrastructures by which an organization can continuously improve, maintain, and exploit all elements of its knowledge base that are most relevant to achieve its strategic goals. The book seamlessly intertwines the disciplines of organizational design and knowledge management and offers extensive discussions, illustrative examples, student exercises, and visualizations. The following major topics are addressed: Knowledge management, intellectual capital, and knowledge systems Organizational design, behavior, and architecture Organizational strategy, change, and development Leadership and innovation Organizational culture and learning Social networking, communications, and collaboration Strategic human resources; e.g., hiring K workers and performance reviews Knowledge science, thinking, and creativity Philosophy of knowledge and information Information, knowledge, social, strategy, and contract continuums Information management and intelligent systems; e.g., business intelligence, big data, and cognitive systems Designing Knowledge Organizations takes an interdisciplinary and original approach to assess and synthesize the disciplines of knowledge management and organizational design, drawing upon conceptual underpinnings and practical experiences in these and related areas.

Dark Designs and Visual Culture

AS A BLACK FEMINIST cultural critic, in my most recent work I have focused on visual culture: film, TV, the visual arts, design, fashion, and advertising. Two reasons: first, there is still a grave paucity of black and feminist critical ...

Dark Designs and Visual Culture

Michele Wallace burst into public consciousness with the 1979 publication of Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, a pioneering critique of the misogyny of the Black Power movement and the effects of racism and sexism on black women. Since then, Wallace has produced an extraordinary body of journalism and criticism engaging with popular culture and gender and racial politics. This collection brings together more than fifty of the articles she has written over the past fifteen years. Included alongside many of her best-known pieces are previously unpublished essays as well as interviews conducted with Wallace about her work. Dark Designs and Visual Culture charts the development of a singular, pathbreaking black feminist consciousness. Beginning with a new introduction in which Wallace reflects on her life and career, this volume includes other autobiographical essays; articles focused on popular culture, the arts, and literary theory; and explorations of issues in black visual culture. Wallace discusses growing up in Harlem; how she dealt with the media attention and criticism she received for Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman, which was published when she was just twenty-seven years old; and her relationship with her family, especially her mother, the well-known artist Faith Ringgold. The many articles devoted to black visual culture range from the historical tragedy of the Hottentot Venus, an African woman displayed as a curiosity in nineteenth-century Europe, to films that sexualize the black body—such as Watermelon Woman, Gone with the Wind, and Paris Is Burning. Whether writing about the Anita Hill–Clarence Thomas hearings, rap music, the Million Man March, Toshi Reagon, multiculturalism, Marlon Riggs, or a nativity play in Bedford Stuyvesant, Wallace is a bold, incisive critic. Dark Designs and Visual Culture brings the scope of her career and thought into sharp focus.

Philosophical Designs for a Socio cultural Transformation

Here as well , socio - environmental designs that attempt to set limits to collective illusion demonstrate the importance of developing environmental appropriation , cultural capital , and cultural technology based in the predicative ...

Philosophical Designs for a Socio cultural Transformation

This volume presents original writings and interviews with prominent thinkers on the front lines of an international intellectual effort to reconsider the fundamental terms of modernity and promote a philosophical design that reconsiders the significance of modernity itself.

Digital Transformation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

She is Director of the Master “Designing Culture” (Almed, Catholic University and Polythecnic) and a member of the Steering Committee of the Research Center for Italian Abstraction (CRA.IT). She holds courses in Contemporary Art History ...

Digital Transformation in the Cultural and Creative Industries

This research-based book investigates the effects of digital transformation on the cultural and creative sectors. Through cases and examples, the book examines how artists and art institutions are facing the challenges posed by digital transformation, highlighting both positive and negative effects of the phenomenon. With contributions from an international range of scholars, the book examines how digital transformation is changing the way the arts are produced and consumed. As relative late adopters of digital technologies, the arts organizations are shown to be struggling to adapt, as issues of authenticity, legitimacy, control, trust, and co-creation arise. Leveraging a variety of research approaches, the book identifies managerial implications to render a collection that is valuable reading for scholars involved with arts and culture management, the creative industries and digital transformation more broadly.

Culture Architecture and Design

Culture,. Architecture,. and. Design. Amos. Rapoport. (l)What bio-social, psychological, and cultural characteristics of human beings influence which characteristics of the built environment? (2) What effects do which aspects of which ...

Culture  Architecture  and Design

The three basic questions of EBS are (1) What bio-social, psychological, and cultural characteristics of human beings influence which characteristics of the built environment?; (2) What effects do which aspects of which environments have on which groups of people, under what circumstances, and when, why, and how?; and (3) Given this two-way interaction between people and environments, there must be mechanisms that link them. What are these mechanisms?Focusing on answers to these and other questions, "Culture, Architecture, and Design" discusses the relationship between culture, the built environment, and design by showing that the purpose of design is to create environments that suit users and is, therefore, user-oriented. Design must also be based on knowledge of how people and environments interact. Thus, design needs to respond to culture. In discussing (1) the nature and role of Environment-Behavior Studies (EBS); (2) the types of environments; (3) the importance of culture; (4) preference, choice, and design; (5) the nature of culture; (6) the scale of culture; and (7) how to make culture usable, Amos Rapoport states that there needs to be a ?change from designing for one?s own culture to understanding and designing for users? cultures and basing design on research in EBS, anthropology, and other relevant fields. Such changes should transform architecture and design so that it, in fact, does what it claims to do and is supposed to do ? create better (i.e., more supportive) environments.?

The Handbook of Interior Design

Since community is an important aspect of the Zulu culture, it became a major component of the design thinking of this group. The use of large tables with lots of seating reinforced the notion of community, with some of the tables being ...

The Handbook of Interior Design

The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas

Sixteenth Triennale of Milan

in the field of designing . As to these projects , the ' every - day ' environment evinces conscious and unconscious , submissive or blasphemous , culture - saturated or spontaneous references . This culture and its materials are much ...

Sixteenth Triennale of Milan


Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education

The key to success in crossing these cultural boundaries lies in the appropriate design of the online ... Finally , I would like to conclude that the issue of culture is not just an European problem , but something that has to be dealt ...

Virtual Learning Environments in Higher Education


Strategic Talent Management

1. defining, evaluating and shaping culture 2. designing the organizational structure and defining employee roles 3. formulating staffing and development strategies and designing programs 4. formulating performance management strategies ...

Strategic Talent Management

Clearly written and providing actionable strategies, this book explores new paradigms for workforce management to enable human resource managers and the organizations where they work to thrive in today’s turbulent business environment. Robert Greene goes beyond the many human resource management books currently available, to deal head-on with the new realities of talent management, including such factors as the "gig economy" and globalization. The book focuses on attracting, developing, and effectively utilizing human capital. It begins with human capital planning, and then explores strategies and programs that can attract and retain the workforce an organization needs. A range of sizes and types of organizations and different working relationships are considered, as Greene demonstrates how to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies that fit specific contexts and will sustain the viability of an organization’s workforce into the future. Postgraduate students of human resource management, as well as current HR professionals and managers, will find this practical book an indispensable resource. PowerPoint slides and test banks are available to support instructors.

Large Scale Change For Non Profits

... leveraged strategic responses • Provide a list of organization design implications for the Invent step Approach: • Each ... strategies are considered for organization design implications (process, structure, systems, or culture).

Large Scale Change For Non Profits

The impetus to purchase this book is to provide social profit leaders, change agents, and new organization development (OD) practitioners who need a simple “Monday-ready” tool kit so they can help their social profit organization build capacity. A complete large scale change approach is offered. This practitioner’s playbook contains tactics and tools that can be experimented with by the social profit improvement team. A playbook allows the team to create, explore, and master without fear while learning. What is contained in this playbook has been tested across many for-profit and non- (social) profit organizations. It is designed to be a bridge for OD theories that have informed the work to field ready tools for large scale change. This book provides both explicit and tacit knowledge. The contents in this book have been tested in social profit projects.

Financial Technology FinTech Entrepreneurship and Business Development

to promote national culture and let excellent culture go to the world. Therefore, my topic is centered on ... Different designs are used to express the cultural essence, national spirit and social values of a particular social system.

Financial Technology  FinTech   Entrepreneurship  and Business Development

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Business and Technology (ICBT2021) organized by EuroMid Academy of Business & Technology (EMABT), held in Istanbul, between 06-07 November 2021. In response to the call for papers for ICBT2021, 485 papers were submitted for presentation and inclusion in the proceedings of the conference. After a careful blind refereeing process, 292 papers were selected for inclusion in the conference proceedings from forty countries. Each of these chapters was evaluated through an editorial board, and each chapter was passed through a double-blind peer-review process. The book highlights a range of topics in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, business administration, accounting, and economics that can contribute to business development in countries, such as learning machines, artificial intelligence, big data, deep learning, game-based learning, management information system, accounting information system, knowledge management, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, business policy and strategic management, international management and organizations, organizational behavior and HRM, operations management and logistics research, controversial issues in management and organizations, turnaround, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation, legal issues, business ethics, and firm governance, managerial accounting and firm financial affairs, non-traditional research, and creative methodologies. These proceedings are reflecting quality research contributing theoretical and practical implications, for those who are wise to apply the technology within any business sector. It is our hope that the contribution of this book proceedings will be of the academic level which even decision-makers in the various economic and executive-level will get to appreciate.

Advances in Ergonomics in Design

Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design, July 25-29, 2021, USA Francisco Rebelo ... the regional culture of the product concisely and quickly, making it easier to be welcomed by the urban population.

Advances in Ergonomics in Design

This book provides readers with a timely snapshot of ergonomics research and methods applied to the design, development and evaluation, of products, systems and services. It gathers theoretical contributions, case studies and reports on technical interventions focusing on a better understanding of human machine interaction, and user experience for improving product design. The book covers a wide range of established and emerging topics in user-centered design, relating to design for special populations, design education, workplace assessment and design, anthropometry, ergonomics of buildings and urban design, sustainable design, as well as visual ergonomics and interdisciplinary research and practices, among others. Based on the AHFE 2021 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, held virtually on 25–29 July, 2021, from USA, the book offers a thought-provoking guide for both researchers and practitioners in human-centered design and related fields.

Reactor Design for Chemical Engineers

Moreover, simple batch culture will only give rather low cell densities (typically, < 4 x 10^ cells per ml compared, for example, to tissue density of ~ 10^ cells per ml) and consequently both final product ...

Reactor Design for Chemical Engineers

Intended primarily for undergraduate chemical-engineering students, this book also includes material which bridges the gap between undergraduate and graduate requirements. The introduction contains a listing of the principal types of reactors employed in the chemical industry, with diagrams and examples of their use. There is then a brief exploration of the concepts employed in later sections for modelling and sizing reactors, followed by basic information on stoichiometry and thermodynamics, and the kinetics of homogeneous and catalyzed reactions. Subsequent chapters are devoted to reactor sizing and modelling in some simple situations, and more detailed coverage of the design and operation of the principal reactor types.

Applied Design in a Cross Cultural Contest

Designing for Handicrafts in Jamaican Development Charlotte Jirousek. )*)*)(--~--~~~~ = J– of 5. APPLIED DESIGN IN A CROSS CULTURAL CONTEXT.

Applied Design in a Cross Cultural Contest


Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations

and even the differences in social and educational opportunities for people of one gender or the other may be significantly different in two cultures. The multi-sample bilingual design is an interesting solution to a major drawback of ...

Adapting Tests in Linguistic and Cultural Situations

This book provides a practical but scientifically grounded step-by-step approach to the adaptation of tests in linguistic and cultural contexts.

French Philosophy of Technology

In the early 1980s, Jocelyn de Noblet deplored the fact that the term “design” was not widespread in the French industrial field.8 Himself a designer, de Noblet was the director of the Research Centre on Technical Culture (Centre de ...

French Philosophy of Technology

Offering an overall insight into the French tradition of philosophy of technology, this volume is meant to make French-speaking contributions more accessible to the international philosophical community. The first section, “Negotiating a Cultural Heritage,” presents a number of leading 20th century philosophical figures (from Bergson and Canguilhem to Simondon, Dagognet or Ellul) and intellectual movements (from Personalism to French Cybernetics and political ecology) that help shape philosophy of technology in the Francophone area, and feed into contemporary debates (ecology of technology, politics of technology, game studies). The second section, “Coining and Reconfiguring Technoscience,” traces the genealogy of this controversial concept and discusses its meanings and relevance. A third section, “Revisiting Anthropological Categories,” focuses on the relationships of technology with the natural and the human worlds from various perspectives that include anthropotechnology, Anthropocene, technological and vital norms and temporalities. The final section, “Innovating in Ethics, Design and Aesthetics,” brings together contributions that draw on various French traditions to afford fresh insights on ethics of technology, philosophy of design, techno-aesthetics and digital studies. The contributions in this volume are vivid and rich in original approaches that can spur exchanges and debates with other philosophical traditions.

Theories and Practice in Interaction Design

Moreover, because Behavioral level routines are learned, they vary from person to person, from culture to culture. Reflective Level Design and Responses At the highest level of processing we find reflection, people's self-examination of ...

Theories and Practice in Interaction Design

Ad hoc and interdisciplinary, the field of interaction design claims no unified theory. Yet guidelines are needed. In essays by 26 major thinkers and designers, this book presents the rich mosaic of ideas which nourish the lively art of interaction design. The editors introduction is a critical survey of interaction design with a debt and contribut

Cultural Reflections in Contemporary Moroccan Design

Introduction The purpose of this thesis was to examine the issues of designing within a foreign culture . It is important for those who take part in the design of the built environment to understand the many complexities of a society ...

Cultural Reflections in Contemporary Moroccan Design