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Critical analysis. Modern conceptual design of ideas that generate discussions
Kostiuk Inna Sergeevna

Senior Educator, the department of Information Systems and Computer Design, Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design

191186, Russia, Leningradskaya oblast', g. Saint Petersburg, ul. Bol'shaya Morskaya, 18



The object of this research is the current state of the conceptual design-practices, their form of representation and interdisciplinary correlation. The subject of this research is the practice of critical design as a fundamental vector of the modern conceptual design. The goal of this work consists in determination of the major methodological orientations of the modern conceptual design alongside the principles of anesthetization and formation of the conceptual design-objects, as well as examination of the nature of interrelation between a user and a conceptual design-object in the context of critical design practices. The scientific novelty lies in presentation of the modern perspectives of foreign theoreticians and practitioners of design that study the question of conceptuality in design within the framework of intellectual practice, focused on generation and improvement of the contentious ideas. Among the main conclusions are: the determined method of critical design based on the principle of “post-optimality” and “para-functionality”; key practices of critical design – design fiction, speculative design, design of critical embodiment, as well as the contexts of their implementation; ambiguous character of critical design-object aimed at generation of discussions and thoughts.

Keywords: Abstract Thinking, Criticism, Design Fiction, Conceptual Design, Speculative Design, Critical Design, Method, Discussion, Science, Technology



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