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Museum 4.0 As The Future Of Steam In Museums, Mark Walhimer 2016 Tecnológico de Monterrey

Museum 4.0 As The Future Of Steam In Museums, Mark Walhimer

The STEAM Journal

Informal STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) activities (programs) and exhibits are common in science centers, children’s museums and natural history museums. As museums change to Museum 4.0 models (1), the STEAM exhibits and programs in museums also change. Museums 4.0 is the transformation of museums from a monolithic fixed location institution to a nimble community driven event driven organization. The Museum 4.0 becomes personalized to the visitor without fixed outcomes and without the physical restrictions of a single fixed location. As museums evolve to a Museum 4.0 model with visitor lead activities, STEAM ...


An Artificial Immune Algorithm For Ergonomic Product Classification Using Anthropometric Measurements, Madjid Tavana, Mohammad Reza Kazemi, Amin Vafadarnikjoo, Mohammadsadegh Mobin 2016 La Salle University

An Artificial Immune Algorithm For Ergonomic Product Classification Using Anthropometric Measurements, Madjid Tavana, Mohammad Reza Kazemi, Amin Vafadarnikjoo, Mohammadsadegh Mobin

Amin Vafadarnikjoo

Product classification using anthropometric measurements leads to ergonomic product design and user satisfaction. We propose an effective artificial immune algorithm (AIA) to classify ergonomic products with multi-criteria anthropometric measurements and tune the AIA parameters with a full factorial experimental design approach. We demonstrate the applicability and efficacy of the proposed algorithm by considering the anthropometric measurements of the hand, developing an ergonomic computer mouse, and classifying consumers into three categories. The resulting classifications are compared with expert opinions to facilitate the conformity of the computer mouse to user requirements. 


Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus 2016 Cedarville University

Feminist Theory And Technical Communication, Olivia Duffus

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

This essay explores feminism, socially-constructed norms, and the relationship between feminism and technical communication. It argues that undergraduate technical communication programs should include courses that study feminist history and theories as related to the field, claiming that studying feminist theory will improve user-centered design and broaden students' spheres of influence as professionals.


Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger 2016 Bond University

Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger

Jonathan J Nelson

This paper describes and reflects upon a computational design and digital fabrication research project that was developed and implemented over 2014-2015, with subsequent development continuing for applications at present. The aim of the research was to develop methods of modelling, analysis, and fabrication that facilitate integrative approaches to architectural design and construction. In this context, the development of material prototypes, digital simulations, and parametric frameworks were pursued in parallel in order to inform and reform successive iterations throughout the process, leading to a refined workflow for engineering, production, and speculation upon future directions of the work.


Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger 2016 Bond University

Lightweight Material Prototypes Using Dense Bundled Systems To Emulate An Ambient Environment, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson, Andrew Kudless, Sascha Bohnenberger

Chris Knapp

This paper describes and reflects upon a computational design and digital fabrication research project that was developed and implemented over 2014-2015, with subsequent development continuing for applications at present. The aim of the research was to develop methods of modelling, analysis, and fabrication that facilitate integrative approaches to architectural design and construction. In this context, the development of material prototypes, digital simulations, and parametric frameworks were pursued in parallel in order to inform and reform successive iterations throughout the process, leading to a refined workflow for engineering, production, and speculation upon future directions of the work.


[Review Of] Richard 0. Gamble Ii, How To Reduce Professional Liability For Engineers And Architects, Erik C. Swanson 2016 University of New Hampshire

[Review Of] Richard 0. Gamble Ii, How To Reduce Professional Liability For Engineers And Architects, Erik C. Swanson

RISK: Health, Safety & Environment

Review of Richard 0. Gamble II, How to Reduce Professional Liability for Engineers and Architects (Noyes Data Corporation 1987) Foreword, references, index, table of cases. LC: 87-12256; ISBN: 0-8155-1128-0. [102 pp. Cloth $36.00. Mill Road, Park Ridge NJ 07656.]


Change Agents, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Change Agents

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Two recent visitors to HKDI helped students understand how design and a sustainable lifestyle can be good partners but as Summer Cao reports designers have to inspire consumers to adopt better habits before long term improvements in the environment will be possible.


Play By Play, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Play By Play

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Hong Kong's toy industry has had a dominant role on the global stage in the past but after a recent exhibition that showcased some of its halcyon days one of the city's biggest manufacturers of playthings says it's time for the region to win back its place in the world's toy box.


Play Time, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Play Time

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Although Hong Kong was once the centre of the world's toy manufacturing industry, the city does not have a museum honouring these icons of childhood. But that will soon change, writes Daisy Zhong.


Designed To Last, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Designed To Last

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Issues of creativity and sustainability have usually been separated since the industrial revolution in the West over two hundred years ago. While most designers have thought about how to sell their products, rather than how to save the earth, an increasing number have begun to argue that this separation is untenable. The HKDI's Yan Yan Lam is one of them. As she explains to Daniel Jeffreys, a sustainable future for the planet is something that will only happen by disign.


Our Future Selves, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Our Future Selves

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In 2009, Dr. Yanki Lee initiated a series of projects to challenge the concept of ageing as a problem to be solved, choosing instead to cast the ageing process as unique experience for each individual and a culture from which design lessons can be drawn. Her research is leading to a series of innovative design projects that will benefit all segments of the community.


A World That Works For Every One, 2016 Vocational Training Council

A World That Works For Every One

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In 1979, twenty-six year old Patricia Moore disguised herself as a woman in her 80s and travelled to 116 cities throughout North America, to discover if urban design met the needs of the elderly. Dressed in her grandmother's clothes, she developed a unique form of immersion research that revitalised the role of architecture and design in our daily lives. Now she is working with the HKDI to develop solutions that work for all age groups. Here she lays out here passionate vision for the future of design.


Meals On Wheels, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Meals On Wheels

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

All around the world, food trucks are revolutionising the dining industry as well as becoming design attractions in their own right. We explore the phenomenon, as well as the entrepreneurs and designers who are redefining the term "moveable feast'.


In The Living Room, 2016 Vocational Training Council

In The Living Room

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Salone del Mobile is the biggest event in Italy's furniture design calendar -- and now the world. We explore the great innovations from this April's packed-out fair in Milan and look forward to its exciting Shanghai debut.


Interior Intelligence, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Interior Intelligence

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

In celebration of World Interiors Day, HKDI held a series of seminars with prominent interior designers and a workshop to promote this year's theme of intelligence.


In The Frame, 2016 Vocational Training Council

In The Frame

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

A sneak peak at what's to come at the HKDI this autumn.


Breaking The Sound Barrier, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Breaking The Sound Barrier

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Known for his curves and natural shapes, emminent product designer Ross Lovegrove has returned to the audio world to create the best sounding wireless speaker.


Driving Change, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Driving Change

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

Chelsia Lau is the chief designer for Ford in Shanghai and is behind some of its biggest projects. We speak to the Hongkonger about the changes in automotive design.


The Crafting Of Design Minds, 2016 Vocational Training Council

The Crafting Of Design Minds

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

The cache of graduate projects from ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne on display at HKDI reveals a wide-eyed curiosity that is characteristic of the renowned Swiss school's energetic approach to design education.


Mothers Of Invention, 2016 Vocational Training Council

Mothers Of Invention

SIGNED: The Magazine of The Hong Kong Design Institute

To explore the beauty of an object is to engage with the genius behind its creation and as Rik Glauert reports, the exhibition "Every Product Tells a Story" at HKDI is a window into the elusive mind of the designer.


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