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Discursive design : critical, speculative, and alternative things

Author: Bruce M Tharp; Stephanie Tharp
Publisher: Cambridge : The MIT Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Design thinking, design theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exploring how design can be used for good--prompting self-reflection, igniting the imagination, and affecting positive social change. Good design provides solutions to problems. It improves our buildings, medical equipment, clothing, and kitchen utensils, among other objects. But what if design could also improve societal problems by prompting positive ideological change In this book, Bruce and Stephanie Tharp  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tharp, Bruce M.
Discursive design
(DLC) 2018010199
(OCoLC)1029073813
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Tharp; Stephanie Tharp
ISBN: 9780262349987 0262349981
OCLC Number: 1082868740
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 617 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Why write such a book? --
Why read such a book? --
So, what's wrong with design? --
What is the four-fields framework? --
What can and can't a four-field approach do? --
What is discourse, discoursing, and discursive design? --
What isn't discursive design? --
How do discursive objects communicate-in theory? --
How do discursive objects communicate-in practice? --
What are the domains of discursive design? --
Intention: what's a discursive designer to do? --
Understanding: what's a discursive designer to know? --
Message: what's a discursive designer to say? --
Scenario: how does a discursive designer set the stage for discourse? --
Artifact: what's a discursive designer to make? --
Audience: to whom does a discursive designer speak? --
Context: how does a discursive designer disseminate? --
Interaction: how does a discursive designer connect? --
Impact: what effect can a discursive designer have? --
What's wrong with discursive design(ers) today? --
Where's discursive design headed? --
Introduction: in practice --
Intention: in practice --
Understanding: in practice --
Message: in practice --
Scenario: in practice --
Artifact: in practice --
Audience: in practice --
Context: in practice --
Interaction: in practice --
Impact: in practice --
Case study: global futures lab --
Case study: (im)possible baby --
Case study: umbrellas for the civil but discontent man.
Series Title: Design thinking, design theory.
Responsibility: Bruce M. Tharp and Stephanie Tharp.

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Exploring how design can be used for good-prompting self-reflection, igniting the imagination, and affecting positive social change.  Read more...

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