Victor Margolin's research while affiliated with University of Illinois at Chicago and other places

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Today, we are faced with many problems to which designers can contribute solutions. Action can take place at three levels: the micro level, that of individual action; the meso level is the level of groups where the individual may still have some influence; and the macro level includes governments, international organizations, and large companies. A...
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Useful parallels can be drawn between the way an art world has accepted and legitimized new forms of art and the situation where new forms of design are appearing as rapidly as art movements did in the 1960s. But we still do not have within the broad domain of design the sense of a design world. While design's discursive properties may be recognize...
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Design studies and food studies have much in common. The economy of food created vast new categories of employment related to growing, transporting, selling, and cooking food and for every one design has been a central component. Food has actually entered the design realm as design itself. Food designers treat food as a material to be shaped just a...
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This paper considers the status of design research and underlines the importance of setting up clear objectives for doctoral programs within this discipline. For this reason, it compiles a list of key considerations in order to advance towards a consensus in respect to these type of academic programs.
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Prior to Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World and E.F. Schumacher's Small is Beautiful, the Amhedabad Declaration on Industrial Design and Development, which resulted from a meeting in January 1979, has discussed the promotion of industrial design in developing countries. In subsequent years neither ICSID nor UNIDO followed through on this vi...

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... According to Margolin [13] design activity was once known for creating the visual appearance of products. However, now it is being recognized for its work in design for services and public and private organizations. ...
... Various publications have covered and underlined the importance of theory and its link to practice, such as: Falan, 2010;Findeli, 2010;Margolin, 2013 andSchön, 1987. Starting from these examples, it is possible to perceive this interrelationship. ...
... Há tempos, abordagens de Design com foco no desenvolvimento sustentável tratam, com maior ou menor frequência, de temáticas relacionadas à cultura alimentar e é nesse contexto que os estudos em design e os estudos em alimento voltam a se encontrar (MARGOLIN, 2013;MASSARI, 2015) Por tratar, exclusivamente, das relações entre design e comida, a ela se dedica, aqui, uma atenção maior. Isto posto, de acordo com a fundadora da IFDS, o Food Design é hoje uma nova e completa disciplina de design (a ex. ...
... Some other studies deal with the interfaces between the different aspects (e.g., the implication of problem formulation on the design outcome that may apply to multiple disciplines), but they are uncommon (Subrahmanian & Reich 2007;Dorst 2015). This diversity ranges over time scales, product complexity, abstraction level, people involved, lifecycle studied, originality and research methodology approach; it fragments design research (Horvath 2004;Margolin 2010;McMahon 2012). This fragmentation leads to the limited relevance of many studies (McMahon 2012). ...
... However, activating sustainability can be possible just by considering ecological harmony as a primary and starting an ecocentric vision in all scales of actions, rather than human-centered development strategies [22]. Like the approaches of some pioneer visionary designers, such as; Victor Papanek and Victor Margolin, humans have to activate the 'design for environment' mentality to reach sustainably developed civilization and regenerative ecosystems [23,24]. Even this mentality is not enough to link the necessary connections among the cultural creations, natural presences and humankind. ...