University of Technology Sydney

89172 Design Theory: Sustainability and Change




This subject introduces students to texts, conversations and viewpoints drawn from diverse disciplinary contexts that are of relevance to design, including philosophy, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, history, literature and film. It highlights the richness of understanding that can arise when texts move across disciplinary boundaries and populate other disciplinary spaces. This in one of a pair of subjects that focus specifically on 'engaging texts' as a stimulus to design understanding. In these subjects students engage with texts that are or have been influential in shaping ways in which designers think about the worlds that designed things enter into and redefine. Different kinds of text, including theoretical, literary and designed texts, and texts utilising different media, are introduced.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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