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Physicality in design: an exploration.

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Physicality in design : an exploration. / Ramduny-Ellis, Devina; Dix, Alan; Evans, Martyn; Hare, Jo; Gill, Steve.

In: The Design Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010, p. 48-76.

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Ramduny-Ellis, D, Dix, A, Evans, M, Hare, J & Gill, S 2010, 'Physicality in design: an exploration.', The Design Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 48-76. https://doi.org/10.2752/146069210X12580336766365

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Ramduny-Ellis, D., Dix, A., Evans, M., Hare, J., & Gill, S. (2010). Physicality in design: an exploration. The Design Journal, 13(1), 48-76. https://doi.org/10.2752/146069210X12580336766365

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Ramduny-Ellis D, Dix A, Evans M, Hare J, Gill S. Physicality in design: an exploration. The Design Journal. 2010;13(1):48-76. https://doi.org/10.2752/146069210X12580336766365

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Ramduny-Ellis, Devina ; Dix, Alan ; Evans, Martyn ; Hare, Jo ; Gill, Steve. / Physicality in design : an exploration. In: The Design Journal. 2010 ; Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 48-76.

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