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Debate

  • a formal discussion on a particular matter in a (place) public meeting or legislative assembly, in which opposing arguments are put forward and which usually ends with a vote.
  • argue about (a subject), especially in a formal manner.

Dedication

  • the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose.

Deleterious

  • causing harm or damage.
  • harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way.

Depic

  • Represent by a drawing, painting or another art form (a story.)
  • delineate – or characterised in words (describe.)

Design

  • is a means of sustaining the art of every day living in a technological world.
  • Reconceptualise the how, why and where by rethinking.
  • The first proscriptive error is to accept an object’s form and function as already established. In keeping with INSCRIPTIVE APPROACH (problem seeking) body – conscious design should integrate critical principles of ergonomics, psycho-social entities of people, and the psychological experience of movement through / in space.
  • Design professionals are aware that meaning is embedded in objects symbolically and linguistically, but also phenomenonologically, ergonomically and experientially.
  • Design educators have struggled with the relationship between instruction; reflection; production; invention;vocation and critical practice.
  • Is a lifestyle for those who truly appreciate the opportunity to work with people, to reimagine new uses and new concepts for habitation. It includes life – long learning from academics, from offices, from industry and from society.
  • An identity that as a practice provides ‘ human-centered’ sensibility to the design of the built environment. This human interaction and emphasis should be the catalys that ynites the various schools, the public, and the industry.
  • Constantly evolving and changing – design is always rethinking itself, reflecting on its parameters, questioning existing constraints with its contribution.
  • Break the stereotype – as to what is luxury?

Desire

  • a strong feeling of wanting to have something.
  • or wishing for something to happen.
  • strongly wish for or want (something.)
  • a crave, and longing feeling.
  • strong intention.
  • yearning suggest feelings that impel one to the attainment or possession of something.

Diachronic

  • concerned with the way in which something, especially language, has developed and evolved through time.

Dichotomies

  • a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.
  • repeated branching into equal parts.
  • division into two mutually exclusive, opposed, or contradictory groups.
  • between thought and action.

Diligence

  • careful and persistent work or effort ( a lot.)
  • earnest and pesistent application of effort especially as required by law.

Discipline

  • the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience.
  • a branch of knowledge, typically one studied in higher education.
  • it is the execution, the making it happen, the sacrifice entailed in doing whatever it takes to realise that vision.
  • (sales) a rep who has an unrelenting attitude in their sales approach will go above and beyond to do whatever it takes to close the deal. Learning how to be better, simply boils down to developing a disciplined work ethic.

Discover

  • find unexpectedly or during a search.
  • something that you did not know about before.
  • to find information, a place or object especially for the first time.
  • to learn / become aware of something new.

Disparaging

  • expressing the opinion that something is of little work; derogatory.
  • regard or represent as being of little worth.

Distinguishable

  • a lone essay on a particular subject, especially one written for a university degree or display.
  • a written thesis (formal discourse in speech.)
  • undertake extensive programme reading and research. Demonstrate intellectual independence and originality by choosing own subject of study and defining its nature and scope.

Diverse 

  • showing a great deal of variety.
  • very different.

Dogma

  • a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
  • a point of view or tenet put forth as authorative without adequate grounds.
  • a doctrine or body of doctrines concerning faith or morals formally stated and authoritatively proclaimed by a church.
  • a fixed (usually religious) belief or set of beliefs that people are expected to follow – without being questions or doubted.

Dwelling

  • a house, flat, or other place of residence.
  • live in or at a specific place.
  • think, speak, or write at length about (a particular) subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety anddissatisfaction.
  • a building or place of shelter to live in.
  • self- contained substantial – unit of accommodation.

Deconstructivist

  • deconstructivism : an architectural movement or style influenced by deconstruction that encourage radical freedom of form and the open manifestation of complexity in a building rather than strict attention to function concerns and conventional design elements ( as right angles and / or grids.)
  • fragmentation of the constructed building. It is characterised by an absence of harmony, continuity or symmetry. 1980’s.

Demonstration

  • clearly show the existence or truth of (something) by giving proof or evidence.
  • give a practical exhibition and explanation of (how a machine, skill, or craft works or is performed.)
  • take part in a public demonstration.
  • to make evident or establish by arguments or reasoning; prove.
  • to demonstrate philosophical principle.
  • to describe, explain or illustrate by examples, specimens, experiments, or the like.
  • to prove (something) by showing examples of it : to show evidence of (something) : to prove (something) by being an example of it : to be evidence of (something) : to show (a quality , feeling, etc) clearly to other people.

Design as a discipline

  • a significant part of a discipline maturing process is the development of philosophical foundations. These foundations help define central concepts, scope of the field and evaluation criteria. According to several prominent designers (researchers) the discipline still has considerable work to do to establish these foundations.
  • DEVELOP GOOD and VALUED DESIGN PRACTICE TRAITS : 
  1. creative and analytic thinking
  2. ability to focus on user needs
  3. ethical practise
  4. global understanding
  5. appreciation for diversity
  6. embrace technological use as a design, communicating and presentation tool
  7. increase awareness of protection of the client and consumer through understanding and application of codes and regulations
  8. desire to acknowledge the cultural contribution of Interior Design

Designers

  • individual designers owe it to themselves to understand the history and value of the professional associations and the factors they should consider when deciding which association is the right one for them.
  • Attempt to sustain the art of living.
  • Must learn about the HABITABLE, how to continually redesign their education, and how to expand their expertise.

Detail

  • an individual fact or item (considered separately.)
  • a small detachment…
  • feature – usually small – and a part of something larger.

Dialect

  • a particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
  • the logic of appearances and of illusions.
  • PHILOSOPHY: a method of examining and discussing oppossing ideas in order to find the truth.

Different

  • not the same as another or each other.
  • unlike in nature, form or quality.
  • distinct; separate.

Disaggregated

  • separate into its component parts.

Discernment

  • the ability to judge well.
  • the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. The process of making careful distinctions in our thinking.
  • the ability (quality of being able) to grasp and comprehend what is obscure : skill in discerning.

Disclination

  • a reluctance or lack of enthusiasm.
  • a doubt about participating.
  • you’re just not into it – so you hesitate.

Discourse

  • written or spoken communicatioon or debate.
  • speak or write authoritatively about a topic.
  • verbal interchange of ideas, especially conversation.
  • formal and orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a subject.
  • especially ‘serious’ topics.

Dissection

  • to cut open something.
  • the process of cutting apart or separating.

Dissertation

  • a lone essay on a particular subject, especially one written for a university degree or display.
  • a written thesis (formal discourse in speech.)
  • undertake extensive programme reading and research. Demonstrate intellectual independence and originality by choosing own subject of study and defining its nature and scope.

Distributing

  • giving a share or a unit of (something) to each of a number of recipients.
  • occur throughout an area.
  • supply and demand : the movement ofgoods and services from source through a distribution channel, right up to the final customer, sonsumer, or user and the movement of payment in the opposite direction.

Duty

  • a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.
  • a task or action one is required to perform or part of one’s job.
  • something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation.
  • to binding or obligatory force of something that is morally or legally right.

Dynamic

  • (a process or system) characterised by constant change, activity or progress.
  • (of a person) positive in attitude and full of energy and new ideas.
  • (dynamism) the quality of being characterised by vigorous activity and progress.
  • (dynamism) Philosophy : the theory that phenomena of matter or mind are due to the action of forces rather than to motion or matter.

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