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Critical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Critical design is design created with the perspective of questioning social assumptions, with emancipatory and ethical goals of changing design outcomes. Design takes on a critical language that challenges the status quo approaches...

Critical Design Practice and Its Disciplinary Contribution

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...In this book, I have introduced examples of critical design practice and discussed the tactics used to establish a critical move through product and industrial design. I have outlined a brief history of the practice, theoretical approaches...

Criticism, Function, and Discipline

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This chapter considers some barriers and misconceptions to critical design practice being seen as part of a disciplinary project. The first part of the chapter reviews the criticism of critical design to identify inadequacies in how...

Introducing Critical Design

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Industrial design is typically perceived as the process of design applied to the development and manufacture of products for mass production and consumption. It is synonymous with companies, such as Apple, for their technological...

Theories, Methods, and Tactics

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...This chapter aims to illustrate design activity, theoretical perspectives, methods, and tactics used in critical design practice. It introduces these perspectives initially through a discussion on para-functionality, post-optimal design...

Practice

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Since 2006, I have been researching critical design in a project that questions the disciplinary contribution of the practice. This project has involved an extensive review of the field as it has developed and gathered interest from within...

Dunne & Raby

Designer Biography

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...British industrial and critical designers, best known for their pioneering work and teaching in the field of critical design, Dunne & Raby first developed their ideas about critical design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London...

Dunne & Raby (Dunne, Anthony 1964–; Raby, Fiona 1963–)

Sorcha O’Brien

Sorcha O’Brien teaches Design History and Theory to Product and Furniture Design students in Kingston University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...British industrial and critical designers, best known for their pioneering work and teaching in the field of critical design, Dunne & Raby first developed their ideas about critical design at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London...

Ettore Sottsass and Critical Design in Italy, 1965–1985

Penny Sparke

Penny Sparke is a Pro-Vice Chancellor at Kingston University, UK. She is also a Professor of Design History and the Director of the Modern Interiors New Book Proposal Research Centre. Her publications include An Introduction to Design and Culture, 1900 to the Present (1986 and 2004); Design in Context(1987); As Long as it's Pink: The Sexual Politics of Taste (1995) and The Modern Interior(2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Made in Italy : Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Much has been written about the Italian neomodern design movement of the years 1945 to 1965 (see Maddalena Dalla Mura and Carlo Vinti’s historiography in this volume for one characterisation of the literature). For example, Penny...

Curating Critical Design: An Embodied Criticality

Design Objects and The Museum

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the face of recent critical design exhibitions, an air of new potentiality weaves its way through shifting conceptions of design practice. This comes at a time marked by momentous changes in the field of product design...