Tag Archives: design research

10 Design Free books

Domestika

Books in spanish and english.

It´s a great design network for Latin American Designers, both spanish and portuguese speakers.

VISIT: DOMESTIKA

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Design Research and Industry Impacts

VISIT: https://www.designresearchsociety.org/articles/reflection-on-keynote-debate-1-design-research-and-industry-impacts?fbclid=IwAR33W7JF-nqo0Hcd3hdXHaGa32441T4IkfNBPfHCftPLgjAaHVDpEABgDPc

The 9 big design trends of 2019

Everyone is overworked and unhappy. Digital platforms have sucked the last of our attention and sanity. If you read the headlines in 2018, you’d have every reason to feel pessimistic about the future.

But the design experts we talked to–from companies such as Microsoft, Google, Ideo, and Forrester–offer a glimmer of hope. As they look forward to 2019, they agree on one thing: The cold, corporate thinking that has defined the business world over the past several years doesn’t jive with how people want to live. In 2019, people will be more than mere data points; it’s a designer’s job to make sure of it. Here are nine key design predictions for 2019.

Nordic Design Resource

Welcome to the Nordic Design Resource


These are the results of the first ever comprehensive study of the Nordic design resource.
The study reveals that there are far more design professionals in the Nordic countries than previously detected. Furthermore, the study offers new insights into how designers operate in a Nordic context. These insights are crucial in order to provide a more solid understanding of the design field in the Nordics.


The study is based on an innovative methodological approach combining both classical and new sources of data.

VISIT: http://nordicdesignresource.com/

Non-anthropocentric Design

Resources and comments from:
Birger Sevaldson PhD
Professor
Institute of Design
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
www.aho.no
www.systemsorienteddesign.net
www.systemic-design.net
www.ocean-designresearch.net

RESOURCES:

Michael Hensel
https://scholar.google.no/citations?user=Dkm2bhAAAAAJ&hl=no&oi=sra
https://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do;jsessionid=0ED50E775510022C17F1F0AFF5705CFC?uin=uk.bl.ethos.578023

https://books.google.no/books?hl=no&lr=&id=p4b0kAkak4IC&oi=fnd&pg=PP9&dq=michael+hensel+non-anthropocentric&ots=y6k1_uqnW8&sig=nYApZxE1N2CUxoalfmJOgRFjXjg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=michael%20hensel%20non-anthropocentric&f=false

Marie Davidova published a thesis and some papers on involving the issue inspired by Hensel and others, demonstrating practice experiments involving biotic and abiotic agents in co-designing processes.
https://scholar.google.no/citations?user=khIp35kAAAAJ&hl=no&oi=sra

The rise of user centric design is truly problematic when looking beyond its obvious immediate benefits. We should be able to have a multi-centric design approach, an approach that is systemic. (ref. www.systemsorienteddesign.net  and www.systemic-design.net  )
Mayve user centric design is the most anthropocentric design perspective?

Here some sources criticising user centric design:

Norman, D. A. (2005). Human-centred design considered harmful. Interactions, 12(4), 14–19. Retrieved from https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Donald_Norman/publication/200086092_Human-centered_design_considered_harmful/links/0c9605208fca197c2e000000.pdf

Wagenknecht, S. (2017). Beyond non-/use: The affected bystander and her escalation. New Media & Society, 1461444817708775.


From Erik:
I recently published a storybook, Designer and Goldcrest, intended as an accessible introduction to some more-than-human perspectives on design. It’s freely available here: https://www.sorgenfripress.se.

Jönsson, L. (2014). Design events: On explorations of a non-anthropocentric framework in design. The Royal DanishAcademy of Fine Arts, School of Design.

Avila, M. (2012). Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design. HDK – School of Design and Crafts Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


The Intergalactic Design Guide

“Design has built global brands, disrupted industries, and transformed our lives with technology. It has also contributed to the complex challenges we face today. In The Intergalactic Design Guide, business strategist and designer Cheryl Heller shows how social design can help address our most pressing challenges, from poverty to climate change.

Social design offers a new approach to navigate uncertainty, increase creativity, strengthen relationships, and develop our capacity to collaborate. Innovative leaders like Paul Farmer, Oprah Winfrey, and Marshall Ganz have instinctively practiced social design for decades. Heller has worked with many of these pioneers, observing patterns in their methods and translating them into an approach that can bring new creative energy to any organization. From disrupting the notion of “expert” by seeking meaningful input from many voices to guiding progress through open-ended questions instead of five-year plans, social design changes how humans relate to each other, with powerful positive impacts.

The Intergalactic Design Guide explains eleven common principles, a step-by-step process, and the essential skills for successful social design. Nine in-depth examples—from the CEO of the largest carpet manufacturer in the world to a young entrepreneur with a passion for reducing food waste—illustrate the social design process in action.

Social design is a new kind of creative leadership that generates both traditional and social value, and can change the way we all view our work. Whether you are launching a start-up or managing a global NGO, The Intergalactic Design Guide provides both inspiration and practical steps for designing a more resilient and fulfilling future.”
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