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Reading Discourse in Design

Krippendorf brings across many types of discourses like physics, medicine and maths. However , I think those are intrinsically different from design. These disciplines are all fact based on universal truths and natural phenomenons. 1+1 = 2, and that objects fall down are undeniable as human ailments. Design deals with less tangible ideas and less …

Abi’s abstract

Version 2 The artificial environment which surrounds humans is increasing rapidly in cities, replacing natural environments and creating a largely artificial human experience. The reality we experience becomes “unreal” as our dependence on nature is concealed and insulated by our artificial structures and affordances, creating the dissonance we experience with nature. What does this mean …

Consultation with Mitha : Speculative Scenarios

This consultation was a follow up on the first consultation where Mitha suggested me to look into speculative design. I found the concept intriguing and looked at a few readings like, Speculative Everything Hypertropics Mitha’s suggestions and comments Look at urban agriculture, and how it might have evolved “Your project sits in the middle of …

We as artificial humans

I recently saw a speculative design fiction that looked at 150 year old humans by Jaemin Paik, called ‘When We All Live to 150’ , 2012. It brought on the question of how much modern medicine has changed us as humans, modified our biology, and our society. The introduction of modern medicine has quite practically …

Design Lab with Andreas : Scenario and Speculation

I shared my project, Design Practices and speculative design briefs with Andreas. I also shared my crazy idea about the “archaeology” exhibition from year 3000 that curates certain artefacts or designs that tell a narrative of what happened in Singapore 2100. These objects will tell a narrative of how the natural resource scarcity scenario made …

Critical Discourse in Design with Harah : Meaning in Design

Meaning / design Symbols Things Action ThoughtTangible Tangible Implicit abstract How people consume Everything must be experienced. —— Semiotics —- Roland Barthes – empire of signs Dreamlike – cannot try to understand , it becomes more confusing.Lose your language —— Roland Barthes – cannot understand the language – alienation. Everything was a sign without meaning …

ProtoFarm 2050

Protofarm is an extremely fascinating project by Design Indaba and eminent designers on the topic of food and scarcity. The themes range mainly for a future scenario for sustaining food security and cover many genres from speculative fiction, to sustainable models and practical solutions. Being the first case study that I looked at after my …

Synthesis and Hypothesis with Nur

Design labLect 1Synthesis and hypothesis Hypothesis is about questioning ——-How might we… (Sounds similar to speculative design) ——-Hypotheses > experiment > dunno if it succeeds or fail? (Random idea that popped into my head)The outdoor storybook!!!! > for children ——-Pill pack. First thoughts What kind of health situation do they address that people take so …

Critical Discourse in Design with Harah : Research Themes

Lect 1Aug 19 4 weeks of lecture1 tutorialWeek 10 – seminar presentationWeek 12 – written assignment (31 oct) Culture and theory > informing project Designing with aesthetics in mindRole of meaning > all design must have meaning/otherwise it will be art Essay themesThe nature of design The processes guiding design Knowledge of design Theories developed …