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K. Krippendorff. Meaning of artifacts in language.Chapter four of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 147-176.

The fourth chapter approaches the meaning of artifacts from the perspective of language. From this perspective the use of artifacts is only a small part of their life. Artifacts are discussed

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meaning of artifacts in language.Chapter four of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 147-176.

K. Krippendorff. Meanings in the lives of artifacts. Chapter five of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 177-191.

In chapter five, Krippendorff analyses how the meaning of artifacts change during their life cycles. For Krippendorff, the traditional life cycle of an artifact (design, production, use, retirement) is however almost

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meanings in the lives of artifacts. Chapter five of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 177-191.

K. Krippendorff. Meaning in an ecology of artifacts. Chapter six of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 193-205.

The sixth chapter of the book addresses how products link together meaningfully and form an ecology. The concept of ecology is borrowed from biology. An ecological approach to analyzing technology means

Continue reading...K. Krippendorff. Meaning in an ecology of artifacts. Chapter six of The Semantic Turn: A New Foundation for Design. Taylor & Francis Group. 2006. pp. 193-205.

Cross, N. Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science. Design Issues 17(3), 2001. pp. 49-55.

The article represents a historical walkthrough of science in and about design. The author identifies different approaches and time periods during which ‘scientification’ of design has been tried. The relationship between

Continue reading...Cross, N. Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science. Design Issues 17(3), 2001. pp. 49-55.

Michl, J. On Seeing Design as Redesign: An Exploration of a Neglected Problem in Design Education. Scandinavian Journal of Design History 12, 2002: 7-23.

Michl argues that there is something fundamentally wrong in word/concept of ‘design’. According to him, the term ‘design’ emphasizes design activity as a creative action of a individual to create something

Continue reading...Michl, J. On Seeing Design as Redesign: An Exploration of a Neglected Problem in Design Education. Scandinavian Journal of Design History 12, 2002: 7-23.

It depends on what you call work

Thursday morning at the Sustainable Summer School 2012, workshop “The Aesthetics of Simple Living”. Nina Gellersen and Luzius Schnellmann from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and 11 students are quietly lying on the pier. A minute later they are slowly walking around. After some moments again, they are sitting quietly, drinking tea and enjoying the late August sun.

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