Adelabu Oluwafemi Samuel (Publications)
Publisher MIT Press Journal
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title The Current Emphasis On Science And Technology In Nigeria: Dilemmas For Art Education
Publication Authors I. B. Kashim & O. S. Adelabu
Year Published 2010
Abstract

Nigerian educational policies continue to emphasize the development of science and technology. Arts are being relegated to the background as a result of this emphasis. This paradigm shift has affected visual arts education in Nigeria. The number of those seeking admission into science- and engineering-based courses has risen tenfold in spite of the limited infrastructural facilities available, while the number seeking admission to creative arts continues to dwindle yearly. Those who had been preparing for courses in engineering and science but could not secure admission are often absorbed into arts-based industrial design courses. Students in industrial design with science backgrounds are able to develop their creative potential, which is necessary in developing economies. This paper suggests that art training in Nigeria should embrace integrated science subjects.


Publisher InTech Open Access
Publication Type Books
Publication Title Culturally Inspired Design Education: A Nigerian Case Study
Publication Authors I. B. Kashim, S. R. Ogunduyile & O. S. Adelabu
Year Published 2011
Abstract

This paper expounded on the significance of a Culturally Inspired Design Education as the world transforms from a monolithic culture to one with diversity. The study captures the evolutionary trends and contemporary issues related to Industrial Design education and practices in Nigeria in relation to its current cultural content. It therefore attempts to examine the effects of home breed Industrial Design education as its affects current graduate performances and professional practices in Nigeria.


Publisher SAGE Publications
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Ceramics Art Education And Contemporary Challenges In Nigeria
Publication Authors I. B. Kashim & O. S. Adelabu
Year Published 2013
Abstract

Formal ceramics art education is becoming a fundamental requirement for professional practice in ceramics in Nigeria. Considering the ample resources available for ceramic practices in the country with a teeming population of over 140 million people, there is a promising future for the art, in spite of the effects of globalization and inter-cultural infiltrations. Despite the existing raw material potential, ceramic resources are still underutilized, while the ceramic art programme still cannot produce individuals who can function productively in a highly competitive ceramics market economy. An appraisal of the professional engagement of art and design graduates does not find the objectives of the programme in Nigerian tertiary institutions to be met. This article examines the current status of ceramic art education by identifying existent problems and inherent potentialities, as well as suggesting a way forward through repositioning art education in Nigeria.


Publisher Critical Intervention/ Taylor & Francis Group
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Bridging The Gap: Artistry Of Felicia Adepelu, Potter Of Igbara-Odo, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Publication Authors I. B. Kashim, O. S. Adelabu, S. A. Fatuyi & O. O. Fadairo
Year Published 2013
Abstract This essay reviews the professional career and artwork of Felicia Adepelu, a master potter from Igbara-Odo in the Yoruba region of Southwestern Nigeria. Pottery making is an ancient tradition in many cultures. In Africa where it connects with the secular and sacred traditions of various societies, women have the exclusive preserve of making traditional, domestic and religious pottery to meet the needs of the people. In Nigeria, eminent traditions of pottery making can be found among Gwari peoples of the Federal Capital Territory, Yoruba in Ilorin, Igbo in Afikpo, Ogbu and Inyi, and Hausa in Zaria. This broad spread reflects the diversity of indigenous craft industries among the sprawling ethnic groups of Nigeria. Whereas some cultures such as Abeokuta and Osogbo are renowned for cloth dyeing and their textile industries, Awka in southeastern Nigeria is home to a great blacksmithing tradition and brass smithing is popular in Bida. Likewise, specific regions of the country are famous centers of pottery production. Igbara-Odo in the Southwestern region of Yorubaland is a major site of pottery practices and is therefore selected for this study. The following analysis evaluates Adepelu’s work in a context where some aspects of indigenous cultural heritage, including pottery, currently face imminent extinction because of a disjunction between older generations of potters and descendants who marginalize inherited craft.
Publisher Science And Engineering Publishing Company
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Developing Computer Aided Ceramic Glaze Recipes Using Local Raw Materials
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu, I. B. Kashim, T. L. Akinbogun
Year Published 2013
Abstract

Although the traditional ceramic practices have been long in Nigeria, the full impact of the global advances in ceramic glaze technology is yet to be felt. Existentially, the prevailing approaches to glaze composition by local ceramic practitioners have remained hands-on trial and error methods including the use of already-prepared glazes which often do not deliver as expected due to unpredictable conditions. With the growing awareness on computer based glaze composition coupled with the need to improve glaze using materials from local sources; this study thus makes attempt on filling the existing gap between indigenous glaze quality tradition in Nigeria and the scientific prowess of modern glaze technology. To this end, a multifaceted survey and glaze experiments was set up at exploring the potentials for developing computer aided ceramic glaze recipes based on existing local glaze recipes using available raw materials in Nigeria. The main experimental instruments included two sampled glaze software packages and 51 collections of locally tried glaze recipes. By adapting the software database for a new set of Nigerian raw materials, the study established the potentialities of an analytical approach to glaze formulation and the need to take advantage of the abundant ceramic raw materials in Nigeria for a time-saving, predictive and improved glazed ceramics production process. It is believed that this study could serve as a springboard to simplify glaze ‘mysteries’ and provide local ceramic practitioners with insight to explore the glaze tools and materials within their reach.


Publisher Springer International
Publication Type Books
Publication Title Kansei As A Function Of Aesthetic Experience In Product Design
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu & T. Yamanaka
Year Published 2014
Abstract

Following the current trend of modern product designs and developments, kansei and aesthetics are becoming inescapable concepts that must be considered in a user-centred design process. In this chapter, we make the assumption that aesthetic emotion is part of kansei feeling based on the cognition of sensori-emotional values evoked in interactions between humans and artefacts within situated contexts, either through immediate sensory perception or bodily interaction. Therefore, we construe aesthetic experience as a kansei element and an emotive cognition process in the construction of product values, and then propose that this phenomenon traverses all layers of product experience in both intrinsic and extrinsic ways, depending on the context, culture and environment. We project that the understanding of kansei as a denominator for aesthetic experience in design will foster value-based approach to the development of products that truly resonate and satisfy the users’ cognitive and emotional sensibilities.


Publisher Intech Open Access
Publication Type Books
Publication Title Documentation, Application And Utilisation Of Clay Minerals In Kaduna State (Nigeria)
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu
Year Published 2012
Abstract

-


Publisher Japan Society Of Kansei Engineering
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Exploring Cognitive And Perceptual Styles Over Cultural Diversity - Focus On The African And East Asian Cultures -
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu & T. Yamanaka
Year Published 2015
Abstract

This study aims to reveal the attributes of cognitive styles of the African and the East Asian cultures toward understanding cultural basis for perceptual process of product design aesthetics. The study took a cognitivist approach following the categorization task used by Park (2011) based on Chius method (1972). In this study, a web-based research was conducted with participants from Africa (n=35) and Japan (n=35) using natural and artificial objects represented in word triads as stimuli. Based on Nisbetts (analytic versus holistic thoughts) and Parks (attribute-oriented and relation-oriented thoughts) cognitive models, the study suggests that difference in cultural cognitive style can shape the perceptual process of aesthetics in product designs. The analysis of the test showed that the African participants showed more tendencies for analytic- and attribute-oriented thought than the Japanese respondents. Following this result, the study further seeks to delineate the characteristics of the perceptual process of product design aesthetics among African and Asian cultures. It is expected that this knowledge can foster innovative Kansei approach to design over cultural diversity.


Publisher JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENCE OF DESIGN
Publication Type Conference
Publication Title Inspiring Kids Creative And Cogno-Motor Skills Through Aesthetic Design - An Example Of A Furniture Design Practice
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu & T. Yamanaka
Year Published 2013
Abstract

This study present a kid furniture design practice which proposes a concept of using aesthetic design to inspire kids developing their cogno-motor and creative skills. Using a practical kid`s furniture design as case study, we developed on the following process: 1. exploring design concept which involves integrating kid’s name as a basis for creating design identity that evokes a sense of ownership 2. developing a kid’s furniture design sample which affords creative activities through physical kid interaction and 3. evaluating the design process.

 
 

Publisher Department Of Industrial Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Publication Type Journal
Publication Title Pursuit Of Industrial Design Career In Nigeria: An Appraisal Of The Current Trend
Publication Authors O. S. Adelabu & S. O. Idowu
Year Published 2011
Abstract

----