Design & Society


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The aura of care in UX →

“The UX profession has an aura of empathy and care for the people who use tech products. Businesses capitalise on this aura without having to entertain it....”

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Inclusivity should not be W.E.I.R.D: Sparkling long-lasting inclusive technology →

“We can change history by enlightening the dark corners of technology.”

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Why do users prefer certain design? Insights from the landscape theory →

“How evolutionary factors of environment perception affect our preferences for a particular design.”

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Can a bridge be unethical? →

“Design is inherently ethical. Our methods aren’t.”

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Dying to be online →

“With life being lived increasing online, how is it that we have thought so little about our ‘digital death’?...”

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The snake that eats its tail →

“Understanding the complicated beauty of evil design in the age of the attention economy and what we might do to gain our attention back....”

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Ethics in times of growth design →

“Can growth design be truly ethical?”

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The aesthetics of our new fictions →

“Visual symbols are powerful ways to make social constructs – from fashion to government, feel legitimate, trustworthy, and familiar. What's the role that design play in reshaping our society?...”

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Lenses to peek into the metaverse →

“Peeking into Virtual Reality through philosophical, technological, ethical, and cognitive lenses can help designers and engineers be aware of the risks and traumas it can cause....”

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Genderless design is a myth →

“How to deconstruct the gender binary in design and make space for genderfluidity”

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The designer’s gaze →

“Designers need to start being conscious of the power dynamic between them and the ‘designed for’ and change the way they look at the world....”

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Has the collective pandemic experience reset our relationship with future? →

“The fusion of architecture and cultures that comprised the cityscape of Blade Runner (1982) was a key part in how the narrative humanized the vision of the future. What did that represent for our architectural futures?...”