8. What are its main relatives?
Activism - the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.
Cautionary Tales - serving as a warning
Conceptual Design - Conceptual Design is an umbrella term given to all forms of non-aesthetic design management disciplines. It is the design of interactions, experiences, processes and strategies and is the point at which a designer will combine an understanding of people, products, services, processes, and profitability meet vision and endless possibilities, each acting as a distinct colour on the canvass of the designer.
Contestable Futures - ?
Design Fiction - Design fiction is a type of speculative design (which itself is a relative of critical design). All of these related approaches use design in order to explore and critique future possibilities. The term appears to have been coined by Bruce Sterling in his 2005 Book 'Shaping Things' however Sterling himself is quoted as saying it was Julian Bleecker who “invented the interesting term”.
Interrogative Design - ?
Radical Design - the beliefs or actions of people who advocate thorough or complete political or social reform (radical)
Satire - the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Social Fiction - ?
Speculative Design - ?
'Critical design, especially speculative design and design fiction, raises various “what if?” questions about the future. What if there ought to be a change? What if we would change? What if things were different? By creating scenarios around these “what if” questions with tangible and realistic objects, designers can fabricate an experience of that possible future.' (Nesta, 2016)
Nesta.org.uk. (2016). Speculative design: A design niche or a new tool for government innovation? | Nesta. [online] Available at: http://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/speculative-design-design-niche-or-new-tool-government-innovation [Accessed 15 Nov. 2016].
Dunneandraby.co.uk. (2016). Dunne & Raby. [online] Available at: http://www.dunneandraby.co.uk/content/bydandr/13/0 [Accessed 15 Nov. 2016].
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