Perhaps a derivative of socially-engaged design, but lacking the category’s solution-oriented agenda, humanist design focuses on connection and humanity in ways intended to foster emotional and cultural poignancy.
Humanity + Technology
More than now-mainstream user experience design asks how we interact with digital devices and interfaces, these projects ask how our humanity can be enriched and attacked by technological innovation.
Design that reinterprets and questions previous trends and eras to draw from design history to create work about contemporary society.
Design driven not by function, but by the desire to make a statement or ask a “what if” question.
Questioning Design Practice
Designs that question the constructs we use to define ‘design.’ These designs use the act of designing and the resulting objects (or lack thereof) to question the way we view and produce new work.