Saturday, August 23, 2008

Criticism and Design (again)

Again my colleague Jeff Bardzell has written a great piece on the relationship between critique and design. There is no way to talk about design without talking about criticism. Design is about the creation of particulars and particulars have to be evaluated (critiqued) for their own sake, in relation to its qualities and how those qualities relate to context, use, and intention. Anyhow, I am sure this interest in criticism in HCI and interaction design (still in its infancy) will not only foster a new understanding of the role of criticism but also strengthen the understanding of design and its fundamental ontological and epistemological status. Looking forward to an exciting development of the field....

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Hi Erik, I have been writing about the types of design research today :) and it occurs to me that Jeff's work meshes nicely with our view of critical design as design research in HCI...