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fashion in the mind; invent; "She designed a good excuse for not
attending classes that day" 7: intend or have as a purpose; "She designed
to go far in the world of business"
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University culture
n 1: a particular society at a particular time and place; "early Mayan
civilization" [syn: civilization, civilisation] 2: the tastes in art and
manners that are favored by a social group 3: all the knowledge and
values shared by a society [syn: acculturation] 4: (biology) the growing
of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the
culture of cells in a Petri dish" 5: (bacteriology) the product of
cultivating micro-organisms in a nutrient medium 6: a highly developed
state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they
performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his
prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which
is almost art"--Joseph Conrad [syn: polish, refinement, cultivation,
finish] 7: the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular
social group or organization; "the developing drug culture"; "the reason
that the agency is doomed to inaction has something to do with the FBI
culture" 8: the raising of plants or animals; "the culture of oysters"
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University Design culture:!
! The full range of intentional activities !
we humans undertake and the things we !
produce to shape our material lives, !
social patterns and sensory experiences!
through the creation of planned !
environments, landscapes, buildings, !
furniture, appliances, and artifacts of all !
sorts, including artworks and media !
expressions…and please note:! • Design is never neutral: embedded
in virtually any design are the
values of the sponsoring clients,
the values of the designers, and
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This note was uploaded on 03/13/2013 for the course DSN S 183 taught by Professor Cunnally during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.
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