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Critical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Who Owns the Smart City? Toward an Ethical Framework for Civic AI

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...Introduction In New York City, the bridges over the parkways to Jones Beach were too low. At 9 feet between the overpass and the road, automobiles could pass underneath, but public buses could not, limiting access to Jones Beach...

Swiping Left on Empathy: Gamification and Commodification of the (Inter)face

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book Chapter

...The phrase “swipe left,” now synonymous with universal rejection, is a colloquialism emblematic of the online dating gesture and its ubiquity.Raju Mudhar, “Tinder’s Swipe Interface Gets Swiped by Other Apps,” The Star, August 6, 2014...

Speculative Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

Fast and Slow: Design and the Experience of Time

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...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...

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...

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...

Futures Techniques

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...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...

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...