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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...