Perspektiven des Critical Design

Release: 2014
Volume: 104 pages
Format: 20,8 × 26,8 × 0,8 cm
Price: 32,90 

Can design, as it is currently practiced, live up to the engineered environment? Is it still possible to provide our everyday objects with a real additional value? Does it forward usability? Or does it only exist to make products “sexy” in the consumer world, only serving as yet another reason to buy something? Is a connection between design and science necessary and if so, is it realizable? How has the design-process to change so that “Design” gets more seriously perceived as an academic discipline. And which additional value is then inherent in this kind of design?

Jana Thierfelder dedicates herself to those and similar questions by addressing the notion of  “Critical Design” coined by Anthony Dunne in the nineties.
“Perspektiven des Critical Design” is her final project at the Merz Akademie, University of Design, Art and Media, Stuttgart.

Release

2014

Publisher

Merz Akademie

Author
Volume

104 pages

Language

German

Format in cm (w × h × d)

20,8 × 26,8 × 0,8 cm

ISBN

978-3-937982-36-6