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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...

Authenticity

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Authenticity refers to strong, responsible intent, in both humans and designs. Authenticity in design is evident in modernist functionalism. However, design has also been accused of being the source of inauthentic relations to things...

Speculative Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Rather than taking a problem-solving, business-focused approach to design, speculative design aims to provoke debate and challenge current thinking. By imagining how technology and society may develop in the near future, speculative design...

Prototyping the Social: Temporality and Speculative Futures at the Intersection of Design and Culture

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...We can no longer be content with anthropology’s ‘hands-off ’ sensibility and design’s ‘more is more’ mentality. There are simply too many complex, large-scale problems that now pressure our very existence & whether global warming...

Design Futures

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Though all designing is future oriented, design futures has come to mean a series of approaches to designing that self-consciously negotiate how we imagine, understand, and evaluate a range of possible futures for and by design.Design...

Futures Techniques

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Designing for the future often means employing the use of many techniques to help predict and visualize possible changes within design. These changes can range from the eruption of trends to the invention of new technologies, and scoping...

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

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...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...

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...

The Production and Consumption of Model Worlds: Futurama and “War Maneuver Models” Exhibition, 1937–1944

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Bel Geddes was one of the most important creators of visions of modernity. His models of futuristic cities cast him as a technocratic modernist, while his battle dioramas fashioned his image as armchair general and military prophet....

Introduction

Nicolas P. Maffei

Nicolas P. Maffei is Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies in the School of Design, Norwich University of the Arts, UK. He has published widely on American design, streamlining, art deco and modernism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Norman Bel Geddes : American Design Visionary

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958) was perhaps the most influential of America’s first generation of industrial designers, which included Henry Dreyfuss, Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, and Harold Van Doren. Through his grand schemes...