The rules of unruly product design


Eggink, Wouter (2011) The rules of unruly product design. In: N. Roozenburg & L.-L. Chen & P-J. Stappers (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Design Research. The International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), 001-011.

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Abstract:This paper is part of a research into the history of
unruly design, which aims at finding theoretical
background for the design of everyday things in a
postmodern society. Unruly design is defined in this
research as: all objects that are designed with the
intention to undermine the existing design-paradigm
of the functionalists. The paper will present the
research background, research approach, and
findings in the form of the first five design practices
that have been identified as a set of ‘rules of unruly
design’. These five rules of practice can be
considered a toolkit for the contemporary designer to
make meaningful objects.
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