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Philosophy

2014

Conference

Critical theory; normativity; ethics; design character; design education

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Externalizing Normativity In Design Reviews: Inscribing Design Values In Designed Artifacts, Colin M. Gray, Craig D. Howard Jan 2014

Externalizing Normativity In Design Reviews: Inscribing Design Values In Designed Artifacts, Colin M. Gray, Craig D. Howard

Design Thinking Research Symposium

The design community has discussed issues of ethics and values for decades, but less attention has been paid to the question of how an ethical sensibility might be developed or taken on by design students. In this analysis, we explore how normative concerns emerge through the process of design reviews—where a developing designer’s normative infrastructure is engaged with the artifact they are designing. We focused on the normative concerns that were foregrounded by two undergraduate and two graduate industrial design students across a series of five design reviews, addressing the possible relationship between the emergence of normative concerns ...