Design dictionary : perspectives on design terminology by Michael Erlhoff; Tim Marshall; Board of International

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A century of car design. London: Mitchell Beazley. Tumminelli, P. 2004. Car design. New York: teNeues. different individual automobile design skills. Hundreds of employees are now responsible for designing and building a car. Simultaneous engineering and computer-aided design (> CAD/ CAM/CIM/CNC) became the catchphrases of the 1990s. New areas of specialization were discovered, new categories such as the (>) “crossover” were developed, and more models were released on the market. The automobile design discipline has been experiencing a rather euphoric phase since 2000.

One of the most celebrated designers to spend time at Black Mountain College was Buckminster Fuller. Joseph Albers asked Fuller to come to Black Mountain in the summer of 1948. At the school, Fuller experimented with Geodesic Domes—a form of architecture that utilized what he termed an Octet Truss, a support structure that relied on Fuller’s obsession with geometry. He worked closely with students trying to assess how issues related to tensile strength and affordable design could help revolutionize architecture.

For example, since they do not need to answer to anyone for their mistakes and failures, they can treat them as valuable learning experiences. Furthermore, the acclaim that accompanies a successful design is generally intensified when it is created by an individual designer. When auteur designs are well received by the public, other designers, and critics, their crea- tors receive all of the financial rewards as well as all of the credit—which is crucial in ensuring the possibility of continued designs.

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