Session 5 (5th Oct)
What do designers actually do? Are they concerned with mere surface styling of a product, or do they play a more important role in the development of new technologies? We will look at the dimensions of design culture – its norms and work practices – and see how they might be important in understanding another aspect of the cultures of production. This session will provide the background to the case studies in Sessions 6 and 8.
Dudley, E & S Mealing (2000) Becoming Designers: Education and influence. Exeter: Intellect Press