History, Theory, and Practices

Author: Matt Malpass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575199

Category: Design

Page: 168

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Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.
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History, Theory, and Practices

Author: Matt Malpass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575180

Category: Design

Page: 168

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Machine generated contents note: -- Chapter 1: Introducing critical design -- Challenging orthodoxy -- Challenging colloquialism: the problem with critical design -- What's so critical about critical design practice -- Why study critical design? -- Researching critical design practice -- 'Critical' in critical design practice -- Industrial design as a discipline -- The structure and approach to writing Chapter 2: History -- A forgotten history of critical design practice -- An emerging critical design practice -- Challenging hegemony -- Anti-design -- Participatory design -- Unikat Design: adding nothing but the concept -- Representative design -- Design Interactions -- Critical Design at the Royal College of Art -- Synergies between precedents and contemporary examples of critical design Chapter 3: Theories, methods and tactics -- Design as a medium for inquiry -- Post-optimal design and Para-functionality -- Rhetorical use -- Discursive design -- The aesthetics of use and meaningful presence -- Exploratory potential -- Design fiction -- Speculation and proposition -- Constructing publics -- Ambiguity Chapter 4: Criticism, function and discipline -- Design Art -- Design art and society -- Function in critical design practice -- The paradox of critical design in commercial use -- Modelling the field -- Design at users -- Directing critique through design practice Chapter 5: Practice -- Associative design -- Speculative design -- Critical design -- Design practice as satire -- The uses of narrative -- Rationality and ambiguity -- Towards a taxonomy of critical practices in design -- The taxonomy as an analytical tool -- Applications of the taxonomy Chapter 6: Critical design practice and its disciplinary contribution -- Summary -- Challenging disciplinary orthodoxy -- An extended role for industrial design: discipline, science and society Bibliography
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History, Theory, and Practices

Author: Matt Malpass

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472575172

Category: Design

Page: 168

View: 9473

Machine generated contents note: -- Chapter 1: Introducing critical design -- Challenging orthodoxy -- Challenging colloquialism: the problem with critical design -- What's so critical about critical design practice -- Why study critical design? -- Researching critical design practice -- 'Critical' in critical design practice -- Industrial design as a discipline -- The structure and approach to writing Chapter 2: History -- A forgotten history of critical design practice -- An emerging critical design practice -- Challenging hegemony -- Anti-design -- Participatory design -- Unikat Design: adding nothing but the concept -- Representative design -- Design Interactions -- Critical Design at the Royal College of Art -- Synergies between precedents and contemporary examples of critical design Chapter 3: Theories, methods and tactics -- Design as a medium for inquiry -- Post-optimal design and Para-functionality -- Rhetorical use -- Discursive design -- The aesthetics of use and meaningful presence -- Exploratory potential -- Design fiction -- Speculation and proposition -- Constructing publics -- Ambiguity Chapter 4: Criticism, function and discipline -- Design Art -- Design art and society -- Function in critical design practice -- The paradox of critical design in commercial use -- Modelling the field -- Design at users -- Directing critique through design practice Chapter 5: Practice -- Associative design -- Speculative design -- Critical design -- Design practice as satire -- The uses of narrative -- Rationality and ambiguity -- Towards a taxonomy of critical practices in design -- The taxonomy as an analytical tool -- Applications of the taxonomy Chapter 6: Critical design practice and its disciplinary contribution -- Summary -- Challenging disciplinary orthodoxy -- An extended role for industrial design: discipline, science and society Bibliography
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A Critical Study of the Manga and Anime

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786490101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

View: 3046

"Exploring a selection of CLAMP manga as well as anime it inspired, this volume examines CLAMP's broader philosophical underpinnings, its dedication to the invention of elaborate narrative constructs, its legendary passion for multilayered universes, and its symbolic interpretation of human identity as an unstable outcome of the intersection of science, fantasy and politics"--Provided by publisher.
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Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design

Author: Anthony Dunne

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 174

View: 9734

How design can improve the quality of our everyday lives by engaging the invisible electromagnetic environment in which we live.
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The Secret Life of Electronic Objects

Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764365660

Category: Art

Page: 75

View: 7334

Explores the revolutionary impact of electronic technologies on our lives. The authors investigate the real physical and cultural effects of the digital domain, demonstrating that mobile phones, computers and other electronic objects profoundly influence our behaviour.
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Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

Author: Christopher Simmons

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440323232

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 3665

For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people and causes. Look inside to explore more than 140 exceptional design solutions from many of the world's leading designers and discover new work from emerging voices. Dig deeper by reading the story behind every included project—including 10 expanded case studies. Gain new perspective with thoughtful essays by Alissa Walker, Kate Andrews, Aaris Sherin, Alice Bybee, Cinthia Wen and Brian Collins. Energize your creative spirit with inspirational profiles and interviews with designers such as Emily Pilloton, Michael Osborne and Randy J. Hunt, and unique perspectives from Kalle Lasn, Brian Dougherty and Ric Grefe. What People Are Saying About Just Design "Just Design is the first book to offer a thoughtful, comprehensive and inspiring look at what happens when designers use their knowledge, resources and ability to create work that is concerned with positive change over cashing a check. The sample projects, interviews and contributing stories provide a contagious energy, motivation, and optimism that is hard to find in any other design book." —Armin Vit Co-founder, UnderConsideration "Christopher Simmons' brilliant new book showcases the worldwide, world-class work designers are doing to convey what is good and important for everyone, everywhere. Just Design is proof positive that design—and designers—can change the world, one design at a time." —Debbie Millman President, Sterling Brands Past President, AIGA "Through deft curation and succinct, exacting project descriptions, Christopher Simmons and his guests provide a compelling set of work that confirms the critical and unique power of social design and its practitioners." —Allan Chochinov Partner, Core77 Chair, SVA MFA Products of Design "Just Design is the kind of book that makes you proud to be a designer. And inspires you to be a better one." —Valerie Casey Founder, Designers Accord "Just Design should be required reading for any designer or communications professional seeking to make a difference." —Joel Makower Chairman, GreenBiz Group, Author, Strategies for the Green Economy Inside: Adams Morioka • Adbusters • Albert Einstein • Altitude • Aufuldish & Warinner • Bob Dylan • Charles Darwin • Design Army • Firebelly Design • Frank Chimero • James Victore • Karlsonwilker • Lance Armstrong • Mende Design • MINE™ • Modern Dog • Office • Pentagram • Plato • Stefan • Sagmeister • Turnstyle • Vanderbyl Design • Volume Inc. • Winston Churchill • And more...
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Author: Christopher Hart

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027285101

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

View: 5721

Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) is an exciting research enterprise in which scholars are concerned with the discursive reproduction of power and inequality. However, researchers in CDS are increasingly recognising the need to investigate the cognitive dimensions of discourse and context if they want to fully account for any connection between language, legitimisation and social action. This book presents a collection of papers in CDS concerned with various ideological discourses. Analyses are firmly rooted in linguistics and cognition constitutes a major focus of attention. The chapters, which are written by prominent researchers in CDS, come from a broad range of theoretical perspectives spanning pragmatics, cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics. The book is essential reading for anyone working at the cutting edge of CDS and especially for those wishing to explore the central place that cognition must surely hold in the relationship between discourse and society.
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Creating Frameworks for Practice

Author: Karen Healy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137024267

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 4819

This innovative text explores current social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. Its international breadth and supportive pedagogical features have ensured the book's value to students of social work all over the world.
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Symbols, Space, and Society

Author: Elizabeth Guffey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 135000426X

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 3651

Designing Disability traces the emergence of an idea and an ideal – physical access for the disabled – through the evolution of the iconic International Symbol of Access (ISA). The book draws on design history, material culture and recent critical disability studies to examine not only the development of a design icon, but also the cultural history surrounding it. Infirmity and illness may be seen as part of human experience, but 'disability' is a social construct, a way of thinking about and responding to a natural human condition. Elizabeth Guffey's highly original and wide-ranging study considers the period both before and after the introduction of the ISA, tracing the design history of the wheelchair, a product which revolutionised the mobility needs of many disabled people from the 1930s onwards. She also examines the rise of 'barrier-free architecture' in the reception of the ISA, and explores how the symbol became widely adopted and even a mark of identity for some, especially within the Disability Rights Movement. Yet despite the social progress which is inextricably linked to the ISA, a growing debate has unfurled around the symbol and its meanings. The most vigorous critiques today have involved guerrilla art, graffiti and studio practice, reflecting new challenges to the relationship between design and disability in the twenty-first century.
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Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming

Author: Anthony Dunne,Fiona Raby

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262019841

Category: Art

Page: 224

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How to use design as a tool to create not only things but ideas, to speculate about possible futures.
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An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation

Author: Ezio Manzini,Rachel Coad

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026232864X

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 5514

In a changing world everyone designs: each individual person and each collective subject, from enterprises to institutions, from communities to cities and regions, must define and enhance a life project. Sometimes these projects generate unprecedented solutions; sometimes they converge on common goals and realize larger transformations. As Ezio Manzini describes in this book, we are witnessing a wave of social innovations as these changes unfold -- an expansive open co-design process in which new solutions are suggested and new meanings are created. Manzini distinguishes between diffuse design (performed by everybody) and expert design (performed by those who have been trained as designers) and describes how they interact. He maps what design experts can do to trigger and support meaningful social changes, focusing on emerging forms of collaboration. These range from community-supported agriculture in China to digital platforms for medical care in Canada; from interactive storytelling in India to collaborative housing in Milan. These cases illustrate how expert designers can support these collaborations -- making their existence more probable, their practice easier, their diffusion and their convergence in larger projects more effective. Manzini draws the first comprehensive picture of design for social innovation: the most dynamic field of action for both expert and nonexpert designers in the coming decades.
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Innovating Healthcare Experience

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820136

Category: Medical

Page: 376

View: 6126

The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, ever increasing in complexity, costs, and stakeholders, and presenting huge challenges to policy making, decision making and system design. In Design for Care, we'll show how service and information designers can work with practice professionals and patients/advocates to make a positive difference in healthcare.
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Author: John Heskett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474274277

Category: Design

Page: 248

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John Heskett was a pioneering British design historian, with a particular interest in design and economics. Design and the Creation of Value' publishes for the first time his groundbreaking seminar on design and economic value. In remarkably clear and accessible prose Heskett explores the how the key traditions of economic thought conceive of how value is created. Critically teasing out the role of design in this process, Heskett shows how design's role in innovating and creating value creating value for organisations and products can be given a firm grounding in economic theory. Featuring examples of businesses which have successfully responded to the value of design in their practice, as well as others who have failed because of their inability to understand value-creation, Heskett looks in detail at the relationship between producers, markets, products and consumers, using these instances to offer a both a strong critique of the limitations conventional economic thought and new model of the economic importance of design thinking in value creation.
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An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

Author: Isabel Meirelles

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1610589483

Category: Design

Page: 224

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DIVThe visualization process doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one’s personal knowledge and creative experiences. Design for Information critically examines other design solutions —current and historic— helping you gain a larger understanding of how to solve specific problems. This book is designed to help you foster the development of a repertoire of existing methods and concepts to help you overcome design problems./divDIV /divDIVLearn the ins and outs of data visualization with this informative book that provides you with a series of current visualization case studies. The visualizations discussed are analyzed for their design principles and methods, giving you valuable critical and analytical tools to further develop your design process. The case study format of this book is perfect for discussing the histories, theories and best practices in the field through real-world, effective visualizations. The selection represents a fraction of effective visualizations that we encounter in this burgeoning field, allowing you the opportunity to extend your study to other solutions in your specific field(s) of practice. This book is also helpful to students in other disciplines who are involved with visualizing information, such as those in the digital humanities and most of the sciences./div
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Author: Liz Farrelly,Joanna Weddell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577256

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Design Objects and the Museum brings together leading design historians, curators, educators and archivists to consider the place of contemporary design objects within museums. Contributors draw on a wide range of 20th century and contemporary examples from international museums to consider how design objects have been curated and displayed within and beyond the museum. The book continues contemporary global debates on the ways in which museums of design engage and educate their public. Chapters are grouped into three thematic sections addressing The Canon and Design in the Museum; Positioning Design within and Beyond the Museum; and Interpretation and the Challenge of Design, with chapters exploring museological practice and issues, the roles people play in creating meaning, and the challenges contemporary design presents to interpretation and learning within the museum.
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Author: Carl DiSalvo

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262528221

Category:

Page: 168

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In Adversarial Design, Carl DiSalvo examines the ways that technology design can provoke and engage the political. He describes a practice, which he terms "adversarial design," that uses the means and forms of design to challenge beliefs, values, and what is taken to be fact. It is not simply applying design to politics--attempting to improve governance for example, by redesigning ballots and polling places; it is implicitly contestational and strives to question conventional approaches to political issues. DiSalvo explores the political qualities and potentials of design by examining a series of projects that span design and art, engineering and computer science, agitprop and consumer products. He views these projects-- which include computational visualizations of networks of power and influence, therapy robots that shape sociability, and everyday objects embedded with microchips that enable users to circumvent surveillance--through the lens of agonism, a political theory that emphasizes contention as foundational to democracy. DiSalvo's illuminating analysis aims to provide design criticism with a new approach for thinking about the relationship between forms of political expression, computation as a medium, and the processes and products of design.
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Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623563011

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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Featuring internationally renowned academics, this volume provides a snapshot of the field of applied linguistics, and illustrates how linguistics is engaging with the idea of 'context'. The book treats discourse as language in the contexts of its use in and above the level of the sentence and as systems of knowledge and beliefs. In using the term context(s), the book understands this as different situations in which discourse is produced and, on the other, how analysts construe context in their work. The volume is thus concerned with language in its context of use (little d discourse), but at the same time, more specifically, in individual chapters, with particular discourses as they are manifested in particular contexts (big D discourses). Well known discourse analysts contribute chapters focussing on different contexts with which they are familiar, viz. business, education, ethnicity and race, gender and sexuality, history, intercultural contexts, lingua franca contexts, media, place, politics, race, and the virtual world. It brings together researchers from different approaches, but all with a commitment to the study of language in context. The contributors themselves represent different approaches to discourse analysis: conversation analysis, corpus linguistics, critical discourse analysis, ethnographic discourse analysis, mediated discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis, systemic functional linguistics. Readers are invited to compare and contrast these different contexts and approaches.
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A History of Design Criticism

Author: Alice Twemlow

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262344467

Category: Design

Page: 312

View: 9007

Product design criticism operates at the very brink of the landfill site, salvaging some products with praise but consigning others to its depths through condemnation or indifference. When a designed product's usefulness is past, the public happily discards it to make room for the next new thing. Criticism rarely deals with how a product might be used, or not used, over time; it is more likely to play the enabler, encouraging our addiction to consumption. With Sifting the Trash, Alice Twemlow offers an especially timely reexamination of the history of product design criticism through the metaphors and actualities of the product as imminent junk and the consumer as junkie. Twemlow explores five key moments over the past sixty years of product design criticism. From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, for example, critics including Reyner Banham, Deborah Allen, and Richard Hamilton wrote about the ways people actually used design, and invented a new kind of criticism. At the 1970 International Design Conference in Aspen, environmental activists protested the design establishment's lack of political engagement. In the 1980s, left-leaning cultural critics introduced ideology to British design criticism. In the 1990s, dueling London exhibits offered alternative views of contemporary design. And in the early 2000s, professional critics were challenged by energetic design bloggers. Through the years, Twemlow shows, critics either sifted the trash and assigned value or attempted to detect, diagnose, and treat the sickness of a consumer society.
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Responsible Design for Digital Places

Author: Jorge Arango

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820942

Category: Computers

Page: 240

View: 376

Websites and apps are places where critical parts of our lives happen. We shop, bank, learn, gossip, and select our leaders there. But many of these places weren’t intended to support these activities. Instead, they're designed to capture your attention and sell it to the highest bidder. Living in Information draws upon architecture as a way to design information environments that serve our humanity.
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