University of Hertfordshire

Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse, Translation

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Grace Lees-Maffei - Organiser

How do we find out about design, as both practice and object, including the processes of designing, crafting and manufacture, marketing and consumption? Students, scholars, critics and commentators use words, whether written or spoken, both to research design through observation, participation, interview and oral history, object analysis and documentary and visual interpretation, and in preparing resultant outcomes. Writing Design invites delegates to reflect on their sources, historiography and methodology, research, dissemination and teaching processes to examine the issues mobilised by articulating design and material culture with language, and the ways in which writing about objects has conditioned our understanding of design. The conference is inclusive in its interests, attracting designers, design historians, and practitioners of design studies, material culture studies, popular culture studies and literary studies, among others. Keynote speakers are Professor Jeffrey L. Meikle (University of Texas) and Dr Paul Jobling (University of Brighton). Writing Design showcases 72 double-blind peer-reviewed papers, which will enhance the practice of design history and design thinking.
3 Sep 20095 Sep 2009

Writing Design: Object, Process, Discourse, Translation

Duration3 Sep 20095 Sep 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Event: Conference


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