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Critical Design in Context - 2017 - (9781472575173)

Critical Design in Context: History, Theory, and Practices

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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.

Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.

This innovative book provides an overview of theories of critical design, and shows, through a range of contemporary examples, how they can be applied in practice.

Chapter 1: Introducing critical designChallenging orthodoxyChallenging colloquialism: the problem with critical designWhat's so critical about critical design practiceWhy study critical design?Researching critical design practice`Critical' in critical design practiceIndustrial design as a disciplineThe structure and approach to writingChapter 2: HistoryA forgotten history of critical design practiceAn emerging critical design practiceChallenging hegemonyAnti-designParticipatory designUnikat Design: adding nothing but the conceptRepresentative designDesign InteractionsCritical Design at the Royal College of ArtSynergies between precedents and contemporary examples of critical designChapter 3: Theories, methods and tacticsDesign as a medium for inquiryPost-optimal design and Para-functionalityRhetorical useDiscursive designThe aesthetics of use and meaningful presenceExploratory potentialDesign fictionSpeculation and propositionConstructing publicsAmbiguityChapter 4: Criticism, function and disciplineDesign ArtDesign art and societyFunction in critical design practiceThe paradox of critical design in commercial useModelling the fieldDesign at usersDirecting critique through design practiceChapter 5: PracticeAssociative designSpeculative designCritical designDesign practice as satireThe uses of narrativeRationality and ambiguityTowards a taxonomy of critical practices in designThe taxonomy as an analytical toolApplications of the taxonomyChapter 6: Critical design practice and its disciplinary contributionSummaryChallenging disciplinary orthodoxyAn extended role for industrial design: discipline, science and societyBibliography

  • Utgitt: 2017
  • Innbinding: Heftet (myke permer)
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • ISBN13: 9781472575173
  • Forlag: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Sider: 168

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