Design as Democratic Inquiry

Design as Democratic Inquiry

The relentless pursuit of innovation, uncritical embrace of the new and novel, and treatment of all things as design problems, says DiSalvo, can lead to cultural imperialism.

Author: Carl Disalvo

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262368957

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Through practices of collaborative imagination and making, or "doing design otherwise,” design experiments can contribute to keeping local democracies vibrant. In this counterpoint to the grand narratives of design punditry, Carl DiSalvo presents what he calls “doing design otherwise.” Arguing that democracy requires constant renewal and care, he shows how designers can supply novel contributions to local democracy by drawing together theory and practice, making and reflection. The relentless pursuit of innovation, uncritical embrace of the new and novel, and treatment of all things as design problems, says DiSalvo, can lead to cultural imperialism. In Design as Democratic Inquiry, he recounts a series of projects that exemplify engaged design in practice. These experiments in practice-based research are grounded in collaborations with communities and institutions. The projects DiSalvo describes took place from 2014 to 2019 in Atlanta. Rather than presume that government, industry—or academia—should determine the outcome, the designers began with the recognition that the residents and local organizations were already creative and resourceful. DiSalvo uses the projects to show how design might work as a mode of inquiry. Resisting heroic stories of design and innovation, he argues for embracing design as fragile, contingent, partial, and compromised. In particular, he explores how design might be leveraged to facilitate a more diverse civic imagination. A fundamental tenet of design is that the world is made, and therefore it could be made differently. A key concept is that democracy requires constant renewal and care. Thus, designing becomes a way to care, together, for our collective future.
Categories: Design

Design Studies

Design Studies

DESIGN INQUIRY Collaborative approaches to design research , like those presented in section two , " Design ... But , like our own macro - society , the graphic design discipline must balance its meritocracy with a democracy that ...

Author: Audrey Bennett

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 156898586X

Category: Architecture

Page: 468

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In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently,the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for more research-based design processes. Designers who ignore research run the risk of becoming mere tools for communication rather than bold voices. Design Studies, a collection of 27 essays from an international cast of top design researchers, sets out to mend this schism between research and practice. The texts presented here make a strong argument for performing rigorous experimentation and analysis. Each author outlines methods in which research has aided their designwhether by investigating how senior citizensreact to design aesthetics, how hip hop culture can influence design, or how design for Third World nations is affected by cultural differences. Contributors also outline inspired ways in which design educators can teach research methods to their students. Finally, Design Studies is rounded out by five annotated bibliographies to further aid designers in their research. This comprehensive reader is the definitive reference for this new direction in graphic design, and an essential resource for both students and practitioners.
Categories: Architecture

Investing in Democracy

Investing in Democracy

There are thus several modes of democratic inquiry at work here. The main policy proposals in the concluding chapter are ... Chapter 2 outlines core principles of policy design that can enhance civic capacities for self-government.

Author: Carmen Sirianni

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780815703617

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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The health of American democracy ultimately depends on our willingness and ability to work together as citizens and stakeholders in our republic. Government policies often fail to promote such collaboration. But if designed properly, they can do much to strengthen civic engagement. That is the central message of Carmen Sirianni's eloquent new book. Rather than encourage citizens to engage in civic activity, government often puts obstacles in their way. Many agencies treat citizens as passive clients rather than as community members, overlooking their ability to mobilize assets and networks to solve problems. Many citizen initiatives run up against rigid rules and bureaucratic silos, causing all but the most dedicated activists to lose heart. The unfortunate—and unnecessary—result is a palpable decline in the quality of civic life. Fortunately, growing numbers of policymakers across the country are figuring out how government can serve as a partner and catalyst for collaborative problem solving. Investing in Democracy details three such success stories: neighborhood planning in Seattle; youth civic engagement programs in Hampton, Virginia; and efforts to develop civic environmentalism at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The book explains what measures were taken and why they succeeded. It distills eight core design principles that characterize effective collaborative governance and concludes with concrete recommendations for federal policy.
Categories: Political Science

Democratic Design

Democratic Design

A wide range of special commissions , such as constitutional commissions , planning bodies , and commissions of inquiry , often engage in aspects of democratic design , directly or indirectly . Governments themselves — local , national ...

Author: Michael Saward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192637048

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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Democracy faces stern tests around the world in the twenty-first century. Democratic Design argues that to respond effectively and creatively, democrats need to work with a versatile new toolkit of concepts and institutions. The book assembles this toolkit — the democratic design framework — through an original blend of design thinking and democratic theory and practice. It shows how to use the framework to renew and enliven our ideas of democracy across a range of contexts. The book explores a wide range of institutions, from the familiar (such as parliamentary procedures) to the innovative (such as citizens' assemblies). It underlines the importance of systemic and contextual design, and the practical enactment of democratic values such as equality, freedom and participation. Democratic Design shows how a comprehensive approach to rethinking the present and future of democratic governance is possible, indeed essential. It draws together, and moves beyond, the best of existing theories and models by devising a new framework that is both practical and theoretically robust.
Categories: Political Science

Design as Democracy

Design as Democracy

Postoccupancy evaluations inform the reflective designer, who learns from mistakes and successes, ... Those memories have spurred some designers to reform the process to design-by-inquiry, evaluating design alternatives early on with ...

Author: David de la Pena

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610918473

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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How can we design places that fulfill urgent needs of the community, achieve environmental justice, and inspire long-term stewardship? By bringing community members to the table with designers to collectively create vibrant, important places in cities and neighborhoods. For decades, participatory design practices have helped enliven neighborhoods and promote cultural understanding. Yet, many designers still rely on the same techniques that were developed in the 1950s and 60s. These approaches offer predictability, but hold waning promise for addressing current and future design challenges. Design as Democracy is written to reinvigorate democratic design, providing inspiration, techniques, and case stories for a wide range of contexts. Edited by six leading practitioners and academics in the field of participatory design, with nearly 50 contributors from around the world, it offers fresh insights for creating meaningful dialogue between designers and communities and for transforming places with justice and democracy in mind.
Categories: Architecture

Constructivist Instructional Design C ID

Constructivist Instructional Design  C ID

Is based on “participative democracy as both a method and a goal” (p. 53). • Relies on cogenerative inquiry which “aims to solve pertinent problems in a given context through democratic inquiry in which professional researchers ...

Author: Jerry W. Willis

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522577

Category: Education

Page: 529

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This book is about emerging models of design that are just beginning to be used by ID types. They are based on constructivist and chaos (non-linear systems or "soft systems") theory. This book provides constructivist instructional design (C-ID) theorists with an opportunity to present an extended version of their design model. After an introductory chapter on the history of instructional design models, and a chapter on the guiding principles of C-ID, the creators of six different C-ID models introduce and explain their models. A final chapter compares the models, discusses the future of C-ID models, and discusses the ways constructivist designers and scholars can interact with, and work with, instructional technologists who use different paradigms.
Categories: Education

Teacher as Designer

Teacher as Designer

The authors show how the Double Diamond Model of Design can be employed to design authentic inquiry-based experiences organized around an ethos of democratic living that is attuned to the unique realities of the context and world in ...

Author: David Scott

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811597893

Category: Education

Page: 156

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This book offers insights into how design-based processes, principles, and mindsets can be productively employed in diverse P-16 educational spaces by a myriad of educational actors including teachers, instructional leaders, and students. It addresses concerns about the theoretical and practical implications of the still emergent emphasis of design in education. The book begins by examining a number of prominent design processes being used by educators including human-centred design, designing for authentic inquiries, and Universal Design for Learning. It then delves into how teachers, system leaders, and students can engage in educational design within the complex spaces of K-12 contexts. Finally, the book takes up design in education within a maker and making context. Each chapter includes a vignette, a series of guiding questions, along with specific design principles that can help address common challenges and issues educators encounter in their practice. This book provides both theoretical and practical elements involved in educational design and is beneficial to scholars, graduate students, educators, and pre-service teachers.
Categories: Education

Teaching for a Living Democracy

Teaching for a Living Democracy

... of school, 78–95 Deeper learning, designing curriculum for, 11–34 Democracy, theoretical vs. dynamic, 4 Democracy in America (de Tocqueville), 31–33, 34, 113 Democracy inquiry unit, 28–33 essential questions for, 29–30 goals for, ...

Author: Joshua Block

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807764169

Category: Education

Page: 145

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"This book shares a vision of project-based learning that is rooted in systemic understandings of social change and provides a pragmatic framework and tools for teachers to develop their practice in creative and sustaining ways. It demonstrates how to support different learners to produce intellectually rigorous and creative work by centering students' lives and experiences and offers the realistic perspective of a teacher working in an urban public high school. The text includes many classroom scenes and examples of curriculum design strategies"--
Categories: Education

Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy

Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy

... the subjects of inquiry (Fay 1975)—to which I add that this injunction should extend to all subjects of inquiry, ... and designer and facilitator of deliberative inquiry, evolutionary learning, and democratic process (Ansell 2011; ...

Author: Selen A. Ercan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192848925

Category:

Page: 529

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Deliberative democracy is a diverse and rapidly growing field of research. But how can deliberative democracy be studied? Research Methods in Deliberative Democracy provides a unique collection of over 30 methods to study deliberative democracy. Written in an accessible style, it provides guidancefor scholars and students on how to conduct rigorous and creative research on the public sphere, structured forums, and political institutions. Each chapter introduces a particular method, elaborates its utility in deliberative democracy research, and provides guidance on its application, as well asillustrations from previous studies. This book celebrates the methodological pluralism in the field, and hopes to inspire scholars to undertake methodologically robust, intellectually creative, and politically relevant empirical research.
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Democracy and Expertise

Democracy and Expertise

This book examines the role of policy expertise in a democratic society.

Author: Frank Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199282838

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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This book examines the role of policy expertise in a democratic society. From the perspectives of both political theory and policy studies, the chapters explore the implications of deliberative democratic governance for professional expertise and extends them to specific policy practices. Following the lead of John Dewey, the discussion focuses in particular on the ways professional practices might be reoriented to assist citizens in understanding and discussing the complex policy issues of an advanced technological society. In doing so, it also explores how public deliberation can be improved through more cooperative forms of policy inquiry. Adopting a deliberative-analytic approach , policy inquiry is grounded in a postempiricist, constructivist understanding of inquiry and knowledge and the participatory practices that support it. Toward this end, the chapters draw on thriving theoretical and practical work dedicated to revitalizing the citizen's role in both civil society and newer practices of democratic governance, in particular deliberative democracy in political theory, practical work with deliberative experiments, the theory and practices of democratic governance, and participatory research. Deliberative practices are promoted here as a new component part of policy-related disciplines required for participatory governance. Calling for a specialization of "policy epistemics" to advance such practices, the second half of the book takes up issues related to deliberative empowerment, including the relation of technical and social knowledge, the interpretive dimensions of social meaning and multiple realities, the role of narrative knowledge and storylines policy inquiry, social learning, tacit knowledge, the design of discursive spaces, and the place of emotional expression in public deliberation.
Categories: Political Science