The Cultural Narratives of Design Practice, Paul Dourish, Presentation now available.
Presentation by Paul Dourish, Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.
The Cultural Narratives of Design Practice
Paul Dourish, UC Irvine (http://www.dourish.com/)
Design is widely touted not just as a source of product innovation but of civic engagement. From Richard Florida’s writings on the creative class to President Obama’s National Day of Civic Hacking, we are surrounded by stories that entwine design thinking and design practice with broader political projects. In this talk, I want to examine current topics in design, and especially the emergence of the DIY/maker movement, in terms of their connection to broader narratives of civic participation, commercial innovation, and political resistance. I will draw in particular on ongoing studies of hackerspaces and maker practices in multiple sites around the world but particularly in China.
A recording of the presentation is available below:
And the Question and Answer session below: