118 Theories of Design(ing)

Paul A. Rodgers, Craig Bremner (Eds.)

by Paul A. Rodgers (University of Strathclyde, UK), Craig Bremner (Charles Sturt University, Australia), Joyce Yee , Dina Shahar , Jonathan Ventura , Saurabh Tewari , Mark Roxburgh , Marco Petroni (Politecnico (Milan), Università della Campania (Naples)), Clive Dilnot , Will Holman , Chiara Alessi , Maya Dvash , Constantin Boym (Pratt Institute), Mashal Khan , Heather Wiltse , James Fathers , Alfredo Gutiérrez-Borrero , Arturo Escobar , Nelly Ben Hayoun , Jacqueline Gothe , Danièle Hromek , Delfina Fantini van Ditmar , Cathy Treadaway (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Stephanie Carleklev , Peter Lloyd Jones , Jen Archer-Martin , Emmanuel Tsekleves , Elaine Igoe

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Theories normally seek to explain something. 118 Theories of Design[ing] asks us to question those explanations. By focusing on a broad range of somewhat overlooked and undervalued essays, papers, book articles, words, terms, authors and phenomena that swirl around design[ing], the reader is encouraged to read, reflect and question everything.

This original book will appeal to a global market of university faculty heads and deans, museum directors, design educators, design researchers, key design practitioners, publishers, members of the design media, and undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral students of design.

About the Authors

Foreword
Rachel Cooper

Introduction
Paul Rodgers & Craig Bremner

118 Theories of Design[ing]
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#01 A Luxurious Theory of Design[ing]
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#02 A Duplicate Theory of Design[ing]
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#03 An Affordable Theory of Design[ing]
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#04 A Possible Theory of Design[ing]
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#05 A Disruptive Theory of Design[ing]
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#06 An Undisciplined Theory of Design[ing]
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#07 A Future Theory of Design[ing]
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#08 A Cheap Theory of Design[ing]
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#09 An Imperfect Theory of Design[ing]
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#10 A Humble Theory of Design[ing]
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#11 A Derived Theory of Design[ing]
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#12 A Cosmological Theory of Design[ing]
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#13 An Ultimate Theory of Design[ing]
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#14 A Utopian Theory of Design[ing]
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#15 A Rural Theory of Design[ing]
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#16 A Romantic Theory of Design[ing]
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#17 A Radical Theory of Design[ing]
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#18 A Transitive Theory of Design[ing]
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#19 An Unknown Theory of Design[ing]
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#20 An Automated Theory of Design[ing]
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#21 A Repairable Theory of Design[ing]
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#22 A Business Theory of Design[ing]
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#23 A Responsive Theory of Design[ing]
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#24 A Sharing Theory of Design[ing]
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#25 A Climatic Theory of Design[ing]
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#26 A Misfit Theory of Design[ing]
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#27 An Anonymous Theory of Design[ing]
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#28 A Comfortable Theory of Design[ing]
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#29 A Paradoxical Theory of Design[ing]
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#30 A Matriarchal Theory of Design[ing]
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#31 A Dangerous Theory of Design[ing]
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#32 A Jealous Theory of Design[ing]
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#33 A Mongrel Theory of Design[ing]
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#34 A Tired Theory of Design[ing]
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#35 A Winning Theory of Design[ing]
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#36 A Zombie Theory of Design[ing]
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#37 A Swatchification Theory of Design[ing]
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#38 An Anti-Design Theory of Design[ing]
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#39 A False Theory of Design[ing]
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#40 A Sentimental Theory of Design[ing]
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#41 A Fantastic Theory of Design[ing]
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#42 A Plastic Theory of Design[ing]
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#43 A Green Theory of Design[ing]
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#44 A Dark Theory of Design[ing]
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#45 A Grey Theory of Design[ing]
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#46 A FabLab Theory of Design[ing]
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#47 A Barbaric Theory of Design[ing]
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#48 An Exaggerated Theory of Design[ing]
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#49 A Pornographic Theory of Design[ing]
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#50 A Curious Theory of Design[ing]
Constantin Boym
#51 A Learning Theory of Design[ing]
Maya Dvash
#52 A Theoretical Theory of Design[ing]
Chiara Alessi
#53 A Practical Theory of Design[ing]
Chiara Alessi
#54 Against a Theory of Design[ing]
Chiara Alessi
#55 A Data Theory of Design[ing]
Will Holman
#56 A Justified Theory of Design[ing]
Clive Dilnot
#57 A Mature Theory of Design[ing]
Clive Dilnot
#58 A Political Theory of Design[ing]
Clive Dilnot
#59 A Circumstantial Theory of Design[ing]
Clive Dilnot
#60 A Power Theory of Design[ing]
Marco Petroni
#61 An Educational Theory of Design[ing]
Marco Petroni
#62 An Evolutionary Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#63 An Uncertain Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#64 A Pessimistic Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#65 A Thoughtless Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#66 An Anthropocentric Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#67 An Anecdotal Theory of Design[ing] (or a theory about design theories)
Mark Roxburgh
#68 A Jugaad Theory of Design[ing]
Saurabh Tewari
#69 A Gandhian Theory of Design[ing]
Saurabh Tewari
#70 A Rasa Theory of Design[ing]
Saurabh Tewari
#71 A Pluralistically Confusing Theory of Design[ing]
Paul Rodgers & Craig Bremner
#72 An Anti-Design Thinking Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#73 A Bipolar Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#74 A Pride Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#75 A Studio-based Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#76 An Inclusive Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#77 An Inflation of Design Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#78 An Idealist Theory of Design[ing]
Jonathan Ventura & Dina Shahar
#79 An Irrelevant Theory of Design[ing]
Joyce Yee
#80 An Everything and Nothing Theory of Design[ing]
Mashal Khan
#81 An Immersive Theory of Design[ing]
James Fathers
#82 A Failing Forward Theory of Design[ing]
James Fathers
#83 A Tuning Theory of Design[ing]
Heather Wiltse
#84 A Ludic Theory of Design[ing]
Emmanuel Tsekleves
#85 A Speculative Theory of Design[ing]
Emmanuel Tsekleves
#86 A Global Health Theory of Design[ing]
Emmanuel Tsekleves
#87 A Constructivist Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#88 A Caring Theory of Design[ing]
Jen Archer-Martin
#89 A More-than-Human(ist) Theory of Design[ing]
Jen Archer-Martin
#90 A Non-Cartesian Theory of Design[ing]
Peter Lloyd Jones
#91 An Early Learning Theory of Design[ing]
Peter Lloyd Jones
#92 A Scientific Theory of Design[ing]
Peter Lloyd Jones
#93 A Catastrophic Theory of Design[ing]
Peter Lloyd Jones
#94 A Disempowering Theory of Design[ing]
Heather Wiltse
#95 A Fictional Theory of Design[ing]
Craig Bremner
#96 An Excessive Theory of Design[ing]
Mark Roxburgh
#97 A Management Theory of Design[ing]
Rachel Cooper
#98 A Design Thinking Theory of Design[ing]
Rachel Cooper
#99 A Messy Theory of Design[ing]
Stephanie Carleklev
#100 A Careful Theory of Design[ing]
Stephanie Carleklev
#101 An Agile Theory of Design[ing]
Stephanie Carleklev
#102 A Ludic Theory of Design[ing]
Cathy Treadaway
#103 A SMART Theory of Design[ing]
Delfina Fantini van Ditmar
#104 A 1.5°C Theory of Design[ing]
Delfina Fantini van Ditmar
#105 A Cultural Generational Communal Iterative Generative Collaborative Relational Theory of Design[ing]
Danièle Hromek (Budawang/Yuin) & Jacqueline Gothe
#106 A Plurality Theory of Design[ing]
Nelly Ben Hayoun
#107 A Designer-as-Mythologist Theory of Design[ing]
Nelly Ben Hayoun
#108 An Ontological Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#109 A Materials’ History Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#110 A Communal Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#111 An Autonomous Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#112 A Pluriversal Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#113 A Post-Economic Theory of Design[ing]
Arturo Escobar
#114 An Of the South(s) Theory of Design[ing]
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Borrero
#115 An Indigenous Theory of Design[ing]
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Borrero
#116 A Declassified Theory of Design[ing]
Alfredo Gutiérrez-Borrero
#117 A Gendered Theory of Design[ing]
Elaine Igoe
#118 A Better Theory of Design[ing]
Craig Bremner & Paul Rodgers

Acknowledgements
Contributor Biographies
Index

Paul A. Rodgers is Professor of Design at the University of Strathclyde. He is also the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) Design Leadership Fellow (2017 – 2020). He has undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in design from Middlesex University, London and a PhD in product design assessment from the University of Westminster, London. He has published extensively in all of the major design journals and design conferences. He is the author of 9 books including The Routledge Companion to Design Research (Routledge, Oxon, 2015). Professor Rodgers is an Editorial Board Member of the Design Studies journal and an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. He is a founding member of the Design Disruption Group who strive for positive change in health and social care and elsewhere.

Craig Bremner is Professor of Design at Charles Sturt University. For some time he was also Professor of Design at the University of Southern Denmark. Prior to this joint position he was Professor in Design Pedagogy at Northumbria University UK, and Professor of Design at the University of Canberra, where he was also Dean of the Faculty of Design & Architecture. His research deals with developing methods to discover how and why we don’t know much about the idea of design, as well as finding ways to clarify the reason why “not-knowing” is an essential and valuable beginning point of practice.

Bibliographic Information

Book Title
118 Theories of Design(ing)
ISBN
978-1-64889-158-8
Edition
1st
Number of pages
306
Physical size
PDF
Publication date
April 2021
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