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Bichard, Jo-Anne and Ventura, Jonathan, 2016, Journal Article, Design Anthropology or Anthropological Design? Towards Social Design International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2165-0349

Abstract or Description:

In this article we will outline the practice of design anthropology, and define the term ‘social design’ vis-à-vis current changes in the world of industrial designers. We will highlight the various popular terms for this rapidly growing discipline, and outline a ‘how-to’ in relation to industrial designers’ work in the studio. We will conclude by presenting two case studies in which a different approach towards anthropology should be integrated into the
practical work of designers. One case study will present design anthropology from a pedagogical point of view, while the other will present a design anthropology workshop. A design methodology leaflet is attached as an appendix to better introduce design anthropology to designers.

Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tdci20/5/1-2?nav=to...
Subjects: Other > Social studies > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/21650349.2016.1246205
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 18:25
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 18:25
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2382

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