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NOVEMBER, 1993

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* CONTENTS *

* Faculty Positions in the Institute of Design *
Illinois Institute of Technology

* Information wanted on AI *

* Design for Business - request for bibliography *

* MID & Transportation Programmes, Philadelphia *

* Degree Show, University of Technology, Sydney *

* Communication and Cyberspace: Call for papers *

* Cutlery Design Competition, Japan *

* Design for Integrity - a new book from IIT *

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FACULTY POSITIONS IN THE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

INSTITUTE OF DESIGN

The Institute of Design is a school of the Illinois
Institute of Technology, in size, a community of
approximately 60 undergraduate students, 60 graduate
students and 10 faculty. Undergraduate students major in
product design, communications design or photography.
Graduate students study photography, or study design
structured into two areas of particular concern. The first
area of concern is design planning, which includes
computer-supported design, design policy, strategic
planning, analytical and decision-making processes and
design evaluation. The second area is human-centered
design, which includes human factors (physiological,
cognitive, social and cultural), communication theory and
the study of the meaning and aesthetics of form. The
graduate program has a professional track leading to the
Master of Design (MDes) degree and a research track leading
to the Master of Science in Design (MS) and Doctor of
Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Institute of Design has two open tenure-track positions.
Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

The first position requires expertise in human-centered
design, including broad knowledge of physiological,
cognitive, social and cultural human factors.

The second position requires expertise in computer-supported
design processes, related areas of computer graphics and the
use of computers in analyzing and structuring problems. The
teaching of programming is required.

For both positions, it is desirable for applicants to have
experience in some combination of product design,
multi-media or communication design.

The starting date for teaching is August 22, 1994.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The responsibilities of both positions include teaching
undergraduate and graduate students, conducting professional
work and/or research, and participating in university
affairs.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are
filled. To be assured of receiving consideration,
applications should be received by January 31, 1994. Submit
resume, description of research and/or professional
interests and examples of work in the form of publications
and/or slides to:

Search Committee
Institute of Design
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 35th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
USA

Illinois Institute of Technology is a private university
with colleges and schools of architecture, business, design,
engineering and science, law and liberal arts. It is located
on 120 acres three miles south of Chicago's city center.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity -
affirmative action employer.

MORE INFORMATION

If you are interested in either of the above positions and
would like more information about the Institute of Design,
send an e-mail message to the Design Processes Laboratory at
the Institute of Design: [email protected]

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Information wanted on Artifical Intelligence

Dear Colleagues:

I would be glad is someone can send me information of FTP
related to paper describing artificial intelligence applications
on Architecture. I am making a master degree course developing a
hybrid expert system (those which combine productions-rules with
artificial neural networks) in anesthesiology. How can I obtain
material about this topics ? Is it possible to get this material
by FTP ? I would be very glad if you could send information
about my regards.

Thanks in advance,
best regards,

Fernando Passold
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Bioengineering Laboratory Group
e-mails: internet: [email protected]
bitnet: [email protected]

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* Design for Business - request for bibliography *

We would like to receive bibliographic references, annotated or not,
listing literature which treats the business case for design.

Do you know of literature dealing with the cost effectiveness/value of
design ?

Thank you,

Tom Becher, Associate Dean, Design.
Emily Carr College of Art & Design,
1399 Johnston St., Granville Island,
Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada V6H 3R9

Tel: 604. 844 3839 FAX: 604. 844 3801
Internet address : [email protected]

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MID Program at University of the Arts

Supported by full fellowships and tutorial funds, new computing and
human factors laboratories, this innovative two year program of
study and research leading to an accredited Master of Industrial
Design Degree is focussed on the development of knowledge,
computational tools and individual expertise of importance to the
future of design management, education and research. The program is
organized and functions somewhat like a product development team
with each member selected for the different interests and skills they
can bring to the team. Candidates are admitted only if a program can
be tailored to their career interests while also contributing to the
goals and composition of the team. To assure that the program is both
balanced and comprehensive each class includes individuals with
career interests in design management, design information, design
methods, design presentation, design simulation, design assessment,
and systems development. These dimensions are reflected in the focus
of each fellowship, the way the computer support system is being
developed, the system icons, and even the way this newsletter is
organized. Work is equally divided between study and funded research
in order to foster interchange between theoretical and practical
learning. Instruction in the program is tutorial -- each student is
instructed according to their individual program and needs and each is
provided tutorial funding to obtain expert help, to attend conferences
and workshops, to make study visitations, and to purchase books.
Computing tutorials are also individualized around the software and
systems most relevant to the students needs, background, and pace. A
graduate seminar is used to discuss topics of common concern, to
hear from visiting experts and to share individual expertise. This is
complemented by staff meetings and cooperative research activity.

For information, contact:
Charles Burnette, director of MID
University of the Arts
Broad and Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
phone: (215)875-1040 fax: (215)875-1047

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Transportation Program developed at UA

The five year, $2,000,000 ADID/A Project, administered by the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) under
the IVHS Program of the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA), will develop and demonstrate an integrated computer-
based system to support the design of advanced automobile
interfaces and the assessment of human responses to
simulations of them in a virtual environment. The project will
also demonstrate how research and technical data can be made
more useful to designers as they configure the appearance and
function of driving interfaces, and develop a means to assess
complex attentional demands while driving to indicate how
different designs and display priorities might enhance safety.

The design/assessment system will be capable of supporting
design management, information, decision making, modeling,
simulation, assessment and reporting while designing in a
virtual reality system or at conventional workstations. It will
also be possible to monitor design activity and the use of a
design by mapping data from tracking sensors on human
subjects to an anthropometrically correct human figure model,
enabling study of both activities through observation or
manipulation of the computer model.

The initial demonstration of the system will focus on a
particular section of route I-95 as it approaches the
Philadelphia Airport, a changing message sign (CMS) installed
there, heads-up display (HUD) equipment in the automobile, and
an unexpected object in the road. These subjects have been
chosen for the range of research, modeling, and design options
they afford. Driving tasks will be modeled by programming
hypothetical behaviors for the human figure model as well as
through the tracking sensors on human subjects interacting
with the simulation. The simulation system will use a custom,
high resolution head mounted display (HMD) with stereo vision,
eye tracking and a wide field of view, to provide total
immersion for a person seated in a standard automobile seat
and operating a standard steering wheel, accelerator, and
brake pedal instrumented to yield real time data.

For information, contact:
Charles Burnette, director of MID
University of the Arts

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Degree Show, School of Design
University of Technology, Sydney


The major project work from about 120 graduands from the
Departments of Fashion & Textile Design, Industrial Design,
Interior Design and Visual Communication will be on display
during business hours on December 8 & 9.

The exhibit will open at 6:00 on December 7 for professionals,
families of graduating students and friends of the School of Design.

The annual fashion parade of the work of the Fashion Design students
will take place on December 8 at 8:30 in the Great Hall of the
University. An afternoon dress rehearsal will invite interested
school groups to attend. Conatct Val Horridge, Head of Department
of Fashion & Textile Design or the School of Design office
for tickets.

The static exhibits of the work from Industrial Design
and other departments will be installed on Level 5 of
the main Broadway Building (at the southern edge of the
Sydney central business district). The graduating students
will be on hand to answer questions about their work.
Some student work in computing will be shown as well
as student made films and videos.

The School of Design will move into a purpose built
building adjacent to the main UTS campus in 1994.
It will share facilities with the Schools of Architecture
and Building. Previous Degree Exhibitions have been mounted
in the Sydney Convention Centre. This installation on the
main campus calls attention to the imminent move from
rented premises to a permanent home.

UTS School of Design
PO Box 123
Broadway 2007
Australia

fax. ___-61-2-330-2933

James Montague
[email protected]

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COMMUNICATION AND CYBERSPACE
CALL FOR PAPERS

Completed articles, abstracts, and/or proposals are
requested for possible inclusion in an anthology on
communication and cyberspace: social interaction in an
electronic environment. The editors are interested in
articles that cover the following areas: 1. Functional
alternatives to physical places and face-toface interaction,
e.g. computer alternatives to the office, the school, the
museum, and the store; cyberspace interactions such as
computer conferences, gaming, and sex; new forms of
communication such as computer bulletin boards and e-mail;
new notions of communication and community;
reconceptualizations of place, travel, public, private,
social, and self or subject (in its relation to
interaction). 2. New forms of space and navigation, e.g.
computer simulations, virtual reality, and telepresence;
databases, and networks; hypertext, hypermedia, and
artificial intelligence/expert systems (as navigator),
reconceptualizations of space, location, dimension,
direction, reality, etc. 3. New messages and meaning--the
forms of communication and signification characteristic of
cyberspace, e.g., new forms of language, jargon, slang, and
the argot of cyberpunk; limitations on modes and channels of
communication and attempts to overcome it through new codes
and forms of signification such as emotions; digital and
binary modes of communication; computer-mediated speech,
writing, iconography, graphics, sound, video, textuality,
and human interfaces with cyberspace, etc., as they relate
to cyberspace and social interaction.

Send materials, inquires, etc., to Ron Jacobson, Dept. of
Communications, Fordham University, bronx, N.Y. 10458
(Telephone: 718-817-4860)

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Cutlery Design Competition
*Luxurious Living* is the theme for this years international cutlery
design competition, sponsored by the Sakai Cutlery Promotion Council
in Japan. The deadline for inquires is November 4, with an entry
deadline of November 15. All enquires to Sakai Cutlery Promotion
Council, Commerce Section, Economic Affairs Bureau, Sakai City,
3-1 Minamikawar-Machi, Sakai, Osaks 590, Japan.
FAX: 81.722.27.1944

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*Design for Integrity* edited by Charles L. Owen
Published by the Institute of Design Communication
Centre, Chicago. 128 pages. $25.00

Global economies have brought new awareness of the advantages of good
design. Quality, once limited to craftsmanship in manufacturing, is
now required in design details, design concept and - for real success
overall product integrity.
This book introduces the process of structured planning as it can be
applied to the tasks of advanced design planning teams. Five projects
are presented (framed individually for Hewlett Packard; Sony; Siemans;
Xerox and Apple). These are specific demonstrations of how structured
planning contributes to new concept development for industry.
*Design for Integrity* may be ordered by sending a check or money
order for US$25 , payable to Design Processes Laboratory, IIT, to:
Design Processes Laboratory,
Institute of Design,
Illinois Institute of Technology,
10 W. 35th Street,
Chicago,
Illinois 60616,
U.S.A.
Price includes first class postage for foreign or domestic delivery.

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will be carried as a public service. Their appearance does
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