SUMMARY The paper deals with re-evaluating the environmental design stereotypes formed through inhabiting natural and built environments. It deals with the conflict between culture and rational thinking on the one hand and instinct and self-regulation of the human body and nature on the other. It explores the conflict presented in western civilization by different forms […]

SUMMARY The phenomenon of an aging population in developed countries is becoming a society-wide issue. It needs to be addressed interdepartmentally through lifelong education, focusing on health issues, as well as long-term care for the elderly and other forms of social services. For this reason, nursing homes offering long-term care for seniors represent a current […]

SUMMARY Craft as a form of small series production is in a traditional point of view based on qualified manual work of a craftsman. The search for the role of crafts in contemporary context opens new possibilities in the product design process, enabling user’s participation, product personalization and downsizing general production footprint. The goal of […]

Only teaching will not do

Branislav Jelenčík

SUMMARY The paper deals with effective training of graduates for their professional practice. It analyzes a group of critical criteria for the attractiveness of a graduate when applying for a job or work from the position of an entrepreneur, a freelancer specifically. A group of propositions resulting from an analysis is discussed in this paper. […]

SUMMARY Human perception is a complex process which mostly takes place on unconscious level. Organs of sight play the major role in perception of the space around us. New field of study– neuro aesthetics is a link to understand the incoming images and reactions in our brain. In this context the significance of fractal and […]