Things We Could Design : For More Than Human-Centered Worlds
How posthumanist design enables a world in which humans share center stage with nonhumans, with whom we are entangled.
Over the past forty years, designers have privileged human values such that human-centered design is seen as progressive. Yet because all that is not human has been depleted, made extinct, or put to human use, today's design contributes to the existential threat of climate change and the ongoing extinctions of other species. In Things We Could Design, Ron Wakkary argues that human-centered design is not the answer to our problems but is itself part of the problem. Drawing on philosophy, design theory, and numerous design works, he shows the way to a relational and expansive design based on humility and cohabitation.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20.32mm | 539.77g
- 24 Aug 2021
- MIT Press Ltd
- Mit Press
- United States
- 51 black and white illustrations