ABOUT RELATIONAL

FIVE THEMES IN RELATIONAL DESIGN
chiains THE BIRTH OF THE USER

“An understanding of the relationship between people and things has moved from an anthropometric view of the user (…) to consumer ethnography, which appropriates research practices from cultural anthropology.”¹

flagTHE DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE DESIGNER

“(…) the creation by designers of platforms or systems that empower users to generate their work, effectively becoming designers themselves.”¹

contextualTHE CONTEXTUAL TURN

“Imagine three large circles in a Venn diagram formation representing users, designers, and objects respectively. At their convergence are concepts such as context, experiences, scenarios, situations, and systems (…)“¹

manyTHE POWER OF THE MANY

“A number of business models today reflect the concepts of the one (the individual designer or user) and the many (multiple designers or users).”¹

socialTHE RISE OF THE SOCIAL

“(…) the most interesting examples of design at this time make use not only of traditional technologies but also of social technologies that require people to come together in physical and real space for a social connection and experience.”¹

 

 

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¹”The Rise of the Relational: Five Themes in Relational Design” (2012) by Andrew Blauvert: http://sds.parsons.edu/designdialogues/?post_type=article&p=68;