Approaches to Applied Research
Atkinson, P (Ed.)
Designing Impact! Approaches to Applied Research,
Northend, Sheffield 2011, 256 pp
This book is a collaboration between the Art & Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) and the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). It highlights numerous case studies of practice-based research projects from both institutions, all with explanatory text in English and Chinese. These projects cover everything from graphic design identities, design work for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, large scale sculptural installations, craft production of knives, the development of new construction materials, new techniques to patinate metalware, and a section on my own research - 'Post Industrial Manufacturing: The Impact of Emerging Production Technologies on Design'.
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