Things we could design : for more than human-centered worlds /Series: Design thinking, design theoryPublisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, Copyright date: ©2021Description: xv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN:
- NK1505 .W34 2021
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|Book||Whitecliffe Library General Shelves||General||NK 1505 WAK (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Issued||17/11/2023||0014602|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-278) and index.
Chapter 1: introduction -- Part I: design. Chapter 2 prologue: photobox, long-living chair, and Olly -- Chapter 2: nomadic practices -- Chapter 3 prologue: fairphone, pocket receivers, and kar-a-sutra -- Chapter 3: designing artifacts, objects, and products -- Part II: things. Chapter 4 prologue: phototrope, +lichtlijn, new faces, new identities, prayer companion, and the great Pacific garbage patch -- Chapter 4: things are interconnected and transformative -- Chapter 5 prologue: tilting bowl, being the machine, obscura 1C digital camera, morse things, Burgundian black collaboratory, and mineral accretion factory: underwater table -- Chapter 5: things are relational and vital -- Part III: designer. Chapter 6 prologue: living in a prototype, greenscreen dress, supersurface, and children village -- Chapter 6: the designer as biography -- Chapter 7 prologue: anti-biographies and lifepatch -- Chapter 7: the constituency of the designer -- Conclusion. Chapter 8: designing-with.
"Over the past forty years, designers have privileged human values such that human-centered design is seen as progressive. Yet because all that is not human has been depleted, made extinct, or put to human use, today's design contributes to the existential threat of climate change and the ongoing extinctions of other species. In Things We Could Design, Ron Wakkary argues that human-centered design is not the answer to our problems but is itself part of the problem, and shows the way to a relational and expansive design based on humility and cohabitation." -- Back cover.