Hogeschool van Amsterdam

What’s the role of critical designers in today’s digital world?

Master Digital Design meetup


On this evening we welcome Shaowen and Jeff Bardzell, critical theorists and designers from Indiana University (USA), and Henk Haaima, creative director at Mirabeau.

In an era highly influenced by the digital world, can we lean on critical theory to shape interaction design in creating experiences leading to human connection, self-esteem, and well-being?

The trio will reflect on the role of critical design:

  • How do we translate theory into practice;
  • Is there room for being provocative and critical in design outside academia;
  • How open are design agencies to critical theorists and if so, in what role;
  • How and where does one learn to be critical in design?

The event will be moderated by Gabriele Ferri, lecturer in Design Ethics and co-coordinator of the Master in Digital Design.

Expect an informal conversation between the guests and an open Q&A with the audience.

As usual, do RSVP so that we can accommodate you better.

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Digitale Media en Creatieve Industrie 18 maart 2019