Making your practice more critical

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DATE & TIME
February 24
15:00 - 16:30 CET
DURATION
1.5 hours
WORKLOAD
3 hours
LANGUAGE
English
PRICE
US $99.99 (excl. VAT)

If you are not yet a member of our online campus, this link will take you to the registration page. Membership is free but required to sign up for activities.

DESCRIPTION

In this interactive workshop, Dr Lesley-Ann Noel will introduce you to critical theory. By using the Designer's Critical Alphabet, you will reflect on your design process. You will use the reflection points on each card to help understand your work through various critical, inclusive lenses. Together with other participants, you will co-create your own critical alphabet, based on the realities of the work that you do. Finally, you will create individual and collective action plans and manifestoes, and move your design research and practice towards a more inclusive practice.

OUTCOMES

  • Get introduced to critical theory and design practice
  • Reflect on your design (research) process
  • Ask yourself the right questions to make a connection to theory and practice
  • Reflect on difference, by looking at your personal identity and the ones from who you are designing for
  • Create your own critical alphabet: a list of important critical theory concepts
  • Bring an inclusive lens to your design team

FORMAT

The workshop will take place live via Zoom. Remote collaboration will take place in Mural. No previous experience in Mural is needed, however connection via a laptop is recommended.

The total workload is 3 hours. Participants should commit to reflection or post-workshop activities.

STUDY POINTS

This workshop is worth 3 SDC study points.

KEYWORDS

Participatory design, design research, design thinking, ethics

360° SERIES

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ABILITY 01 - SOLVE FOR TOMORROW
LEVEL - EXPLORE

360° SERIES

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ABILITY 01 - SOLVE FOR TOMORROW
LEVEL - EXPLORE

DATE
February 24, 15:00 - 16:30 CET
WORKLOAD
3 hours
PRICE
US $99.99 (excl. VAT)
DURATION
1.5 hours
LANGUAGE
English

If you are not yet a member of our online campus, this link will take you to the registration page. Membership is free but required to sign up for activities.

Meet the workshop leader

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Lesley-Ann Noel (Trinidad and Tobago) is Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and Professor of Practice at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University, Louisiana. She teaches design thinking courses for the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Minor.

Before joining the Taylor Center, she was a lecturer at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. Focussing on emancipatory research and design thinking. She was part of the 2018-2019 Ocean Design Teaching Fellowship at Stanford, a cohort of fellows that brought deep experience in design, ocean science, and international policy.

Lesley-Ann draws on the fields of design, anthropology, business, and education to create product development and business strategy with stakeholders. Her work focuses on emancipatory and critical design thinking and design methods, on the experiences of people who are often excluded from research, and on building a greater critical awareness among designers and design students.

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