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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...

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

eBook

...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...

Dissent

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...The history of domination over mobility is also a history of the struggle to overthrow it. In this chapter, I will locate the practices of forgery and migrant smuggling or, as I call it, migration brokery, within the broader context...

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

eBook

...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...

Afterword: Another Book. Design Experts and Diffuse Design Capability

Ezio Manzini

Ezio Manzini is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Chair Professor at the University of the Arts, London, UK and Guest Professor at Tongji University, China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rachel Anne Coad

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Politics of the Everyday

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...1. In this book, people who make design choices, whether or not they are aware of doing so, are considered to be designers. So, in the fluid, turbulent world we are immersed in today, this means potentially everybody. The book proposes...

Functioning Forms/Anti-Design

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...Design was conceived of as a revolutionary way of transforming life. These days, design has become the exact opposite: a fetish of modern consumer society. Design’s only contemporary purpose is to create new things out of nothing...
...Data visualization has a rich history as a type of communication design practice that renders visible social realities and bodies of knowledge that might otherwise remain imperceptible. In the second quarter of the twentieth century, Otto...

Fast and Slow: Design and the Experience of Time

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...An archaeologist of the future might be puzzled by the measurement of time at Schiphol, the international airport for Amsterdam. In most of the public areas, the clocks follow the global vernacular. The flow of time is translated...

Designer/Shapeshifter: A Decolonizing Redirection for Speculative and Critical Design

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...Pero es difícil differentiating between lo heredado, lo adquirido, lo impuesto ... She reinterprets history and, using new symbols, she shapes new myths ... She strengthens her tolerance (and intolerance) for ambiguity ... She becomes...

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

eBook

...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...