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SCIONIC 2. {Title from cover}. Axel Thallemer and Martin Danzer. Arnoldsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Antique Collectors' Club, Easthampton. 548 pp. with 915 ills. (183 col.). 21 x 21 cm. ISBN 9783897903937 In English.
Publisher's description: Design can be decisive for success. This applies to made-to-last investment goods as well as to long-term branding. In the industrial design/scionic field of study at the University of Art and Design Linz (Austria), specific solutions for industry and the respective basic patents are developed in collaboration with businesses. Ninety-five per cent of these projects go on to series production. The designers borrow from nature, create virtual models and generate, based on fundamental research, optimisation measures for the purpose of simplified processes. The aim is a concrete improvement: the simpler tool is the better tool, also in the sense of resources and budget. The spectrum ranges from questions of energy efficiency--for example with solar energy and solar thermics--through safety and efficiency issues in control consoles for hydroelectric plants, to innovative robotic arms inspired by grasshopper legs and lobster claws. In Linz, therefore, design is not understood as 'styling' or as a discipline for the 'beautification' of objects: as a combination of the terms 'bionics' and 'science', 'scionic' stands for an approach that is inspired by nature's paragons and followed by scientific policy.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-2000 — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 162642
Paperbound, boxed $70.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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