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Designing well : sustain-able interaction design and vegetarianism

Sade, Gavin J. (2012) Designing well : sustain-able interaction design and vegetarianism. In Zelenko, Oksana, Felton, Emma, & Vaughan, Suzi (Eds.) Design & Ethics : Reflections on Practice. Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group), Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 74-96.

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Abstract

Designing Well: Vegetarianism Sustainability and Interaction Design, focuses on the field of Interaction Design and is an exploration of how design can be reconsidered by employing a different critical lens – that of vegetarianism. By extending the eating analogy to design, other aspects of practice can be reframed and reviewed. This is done through a survey of different ways designers and artists have approached the problems of electricity use. This survey begins by looking at a number of functional products that are currently on the market, and then turns to consider a range of alternate approaches taken in research, art and critical design. The second half of the paper can be considered as a form of contextual review, as a survey of different approaches artists and designers employ to address a specific issue in and through practice. This ranges from pragmatic design to critical and radical interventions.

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ID Code: 49581
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780415688130
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Electronic Media Art (190203)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100) > Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified (220199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Chancellery
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 00:08

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