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Lukosch, H.K. (author), Kurapati, S. (author), Groen, D (author), Verbraeck, A. (author)
Games have been successfully used in educational settings for many years. Still, it is not known in detail which factors influence the use and effectiveness of educational games. The game environment, its technology, and other game mechanics are factors directly linked to the game itself. The player’s experience with the subject of the game and...
journal article 2017
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Post, D. (author), Van der Meer, J.D. (author), Hammer, M.H.M. (author)
Start-ups and Smaller and Medium sized Enterprises are vital for national economies. The vast majority of these enterprises can be found in services industries. One of the parameters to measure performance of a company is growth. Only a very small percentage of these enterprises find ways to sustainable growth. Little is known on models for...
journal article 2015
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Ibragimova, E. (author), van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author)
This paper reviews the methods and practices that reflect subconscious behaviours of people in daily lives. Cases, studied for this paper, show how practices of people living in poor settings, who are members of the base of the economic pyramid, contribute to designers, belonging to the top of the economic pyramid, in designing better products...
conference paper 2014
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Hematalikeikha, M.A. (author), Coolen, H.C.C.H. (author), Pourdeihimi, S. (author)
Human activities based on human needs are affected by affordances and meanings that occur in the dwelling. Activities over time and space have meaningful sequences. The meaningfulness of activities in the cultural framework is conditioned by its special temporality and spatiality. Also, temporal or spatial sequences are the ways of separation or...
conference paper 2014
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Thoring, K.C. (author), Luippold, C. (author), Mueller, R.M. (author)
Design thinking is a specific method to develop innovative solutions to wicked problems in multidisciplinary teams. The fact that people with different disciplinary and often also cultural backgrounds work together, makes it quite a challenge to compensate for deficits in common understanding of terminologies or mind-sets. Furthermore, team...
conference paper 2014
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Esteban, M. (author), Tsimopoulou, V. (author), Mikami, T. (author), Yun, N.Y. (author), Suppasri, A. (author), Shibayama, T. (author)
Since 2004, there is a growing awareness of the risks that tsunamis pose to coastal communities globally. Despite the fact that these events were already an intrinsic part of the culture of some countries such as Chile and Japan, many other places had virtually not heard about such phenomenon before 2004. Nevertheless, the frequent reoccurrence...
conference paper 2013
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Van Boeijen, A.G.C. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
This paper presents the results of a qualitative study about how design students cope with culture in the i-do (international design opportunity) series of international design workshops in Hong Kong. We wanted to learn three things. (1) To what extent do the design students from different nations share common cultural values? (2) what...
conference paper 2012
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Rowlinson, S. (author), Cheung Yan Ki, F. (author)
This research explores the nature of relationship management on construction projects in Australia and examines the effects of culture, by means of Schwarz’s value survey, on relationships under different contract strategies. The research was based on the view that the development of a sustainable supply chain depends on the transfer of...
conference paper 2011
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Brewer, G. (author), Gajendran, T. (author)
The collaborative use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) across a temporary project organisation (TPO) may represent the future of construction project delivery through greater design coordination, reduced conflict, efficiency savings, and a valuable information stream for use throughout...
conference paper 2011
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Verwaart, D. (author)
In this thesis, culture is interpreted as a property of a group of people who share the meaning they attach to symbols, have a common way of expressing their opinions and feelings, and share value systems to judge what is good or bad. The unwritten rules of a culture govern the interpretation of observations and emotions and how to react...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Riratanaphong, C. (author), van der Voordt, D.J.M. (author)
This paper presents the findings from a case study in Thailand on the use and experience of a new working environment, five months after the organisation moved to a new office building. The purpose of this study is to collect new data about employee satisfaction and perceived productivity after a workplace change, to find out which aspects...
conference paper 2011
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Singh, R. (author), Kroesen, O. (author)
The sustainable development in developing and newly industrialising countries (China, India, South Africa, and Brazil) is central issue for policy makers, decision makers, academic, and planners. The attainment of sustainability has become a challenge for rapidly urbanising India. The paper focuses on the challenges for building less energy...
conference paper 2010
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Grafe, C. (author)
This thesis is an investigation of the relationship between cultural politics and architecture in the context of the welfare state in post-war Western Europe. The book focusses on two case studies, the London South Bank and the Stockholm Kulturhus, and examines the discourses informing their institutional concepts and architectural forms.
doctoral thesis 2010
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Hofstede, G.J. (author), Jonker, C.M. (author), Verwaart, T. (author)
Negotiations proceed differently across cultures. For realistic modeling of agents in multicultural negotiations, the agents must display culturally differentiated behavior. This paper presents an agent-based simulation model that tackles these challenges, based on Hofstede’s model of national cultures. The context is a trade network for goods...
journal article 2010
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Enserink, B. (author), Patel, M. (author), Kranz, N. (author), Maestu, J. (author)
Finding a place for public participation in the policies and practices of European river basin management planning is a challenge for the authorities in the participating countries and territories. Understanding the relation between national culture, the historical and political differences in the respective countries, and their practical...
journal article 2007
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Busch, N. (author)
People do the laundry all over the world. About 500 million washing machines are in use at the moment. To reduce the heavy workload, washing machines were invented about 100 years ago. 50 years of innovations led to a reduction in water, energy and detergent consumption and the interface became easier to use. However, the overall usage of the...
doctoral thesis 2006
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van der Voordt, Theo (author), van Meel, JJ (author), Smulders, F (author), Teurling, S (author)
In this paper we present a framework to study the relationship between culture and office design. Different levels of culture are discussed as well as various ways in which culture can be expressed in the physical work environment. The framework is applied to contemporary changes in organisational culture and office design. Offices of...
journal article 2003
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Mgaya, R.J.S. (author)
doctoral thesis 1999
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