Course Structure

Aug 30- No class

Sep 1 Introductions, Lecture: What is Critical Design?    

  • Discussions on Speculative Critical Design as a field
  • Dunne and Raby’s projects- blog entry
  • Critical Design FAQ’s (Read and discuss)

Sep 5  – Group Excercise on readings 

  • Whiteboard presentations
  • blog entry of exercise outcomes
  • Chapter 3 and 5 of Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne   
  • Design Noir

 Sep-7  Lecture: Speculative Design+ Class Discussions on readings

  • Dunne, Anthony and Raby, Fiona. 2013. Chaps 1, 2 and 3, Speculative Everything: design, fiction and social dreaming. MIT Press.

Projects discussed:

 Sep-13 Design Fictions Discussion + Viewing 

Extra:

https://www.media.mit.edu/research/groups/designfiction http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/03/02/bruce_sterling_on_design_fictions_.html

 Sep 15 – Experiential Futures + The Thing From the Future Card Game

Readings Candy, Stuart. 2010. Chap 4, The Futures of Everyday Life. Unpublished PhD thesis, pp 165 – 207
Sep 20  – Reading discussion

Malpass, Matt. 2013. Between Wit and Reason: Defining Associative, Speculative, and Critical Design in Practice in Design Culture, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp 333 – 356

Sep 22 – Discussions, FSLC exercise, group exercise from readings. 

Sep 27 – Cameron Tonkenwise  guest lecture

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