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Beyond critical: the importance of introspective conceptual design

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Show simple item record O'Shea, John (National College of Art and Design and University College Dublin) 2018-04-16T13:43:26Z 2018-04-16T13:43:26Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Conceptual design is an emerging area of design research and practice which shares much in common with conceptual art. Both are driven by the idea that the concept or question behind the artefacts they produce is often more important than the artefacts themselves. Speculative design is the most prominent form of conceptual work undertaken by designers. This article argues that being speculative, and as such forward looking, it leaves a deficit in our evaluation of current issues in design and their roots. A more immediate and introspective form of conceptual design may allow us to make better decisions by questioning and challenging current design culture and contemporary practice. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ITERATIONS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ITERATIONS;05, pp. 40-43
dc.subject conceptual design en_US
dc.title Beyond critical: the importance of introspective conceptual design en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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