Could Critical Design become Mainstream?

Abstract This essay will follow an investigation to find the answer to the title question, this question was chosen because of the interest in knowing if there were different aspects of society that stop and permit forms of design based upon the phycological questions that could be posed. This essay will explore capitalism and how … More Could Critical Design become Mainstream?

Hello Darkness My Old Friend…

Speculative Design and Critical Design.   Critical Design! Oh how I have missed you. For today’s session we focused more on Critical design, we read though the third chapter of ‘Speculative Everything: Design, Fiction, and Social Dreaming’ by Dunne and Raby titled ‘Design as Critique’. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this because of how I could relate … More Hello Darkness My Old Friend…

Sustainability.

For this weeks constellation lecture we were tasked with these two exercises.   The first exercise saw us writing a short statement about how Wabi-Sabi is different to our practise, mine being Product Design, of course. Product Design Product Designers for the most part design for mass manufacturing or at least a series, Wabi-Sabi is described … More Sustainability.