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Designerly Ways of Knowing: A Working Inventory of Things a Designer Should Know

Designerly Ways of Knowing: A Working Inventory of Things a Designer Should Know

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General Design

Publisher Price: $18.00

ISBN10: 9493148807
ISBN13: 9789493148802
Publisher: Onomatopee
Published: Nov 15 2022
Pages: 64
Weight: 0.15
Height: 0.30 Width: 4.30 Depth: 6.90
Language: English

A poetical list of essential knowledge for designers that both politicizes and inspires

In 2018, the architect, urban designer, activist and critic Michael Sorkin published the now much-loved poetical essay-list Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know. Struck by the compelling form of this text, and also inspired by Antonio Gramsci's advice that 'knowing thyself' requires compiling an inventory, the design critic, educator and researcher Danah Abdulla compiled a version for designers--a list based on a search for knowledge and a designer's commitment to making the world a better place, as she writes in the introduction. The list is generic, she notes--it applies to all designers no matter their specialization, as every designer also needs to be a generalist. Abdulla's list includes: the experience of scents; how critical theory does not account for the colonial experience; the dangers of seeking out simplicity; visual pollution; and how certain emblems and symbols make people feel.

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