Relational Design

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Human-centered design shifted designers from a fascination with things to people and brought design thinking, empathy and humanity into the mainstream of product and program development after mass industrialization. With globalization, an unflinching focus on consumers, and the emergence of exponential technologies like AI making the world increasingly complex, has this conception of design centered on humans run its course?
There's a growing mindset that centering on individual and consumerism in design has gone too far. How do we combat this, and what's next for design? This talk will dive into another idea, going back to the relational aesthetics movement and thinking deeply about group participation and the role of the user, and why it is essential with the growth of technologies

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photo of Jess Holbrook
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