Against a background of various theoretical contexts, focus is placed on
the education of designers, the design process (conception and
technology, aspects of function and ergonomics) and on the means of
expression of design and its ideological importance. Design is studied
from various contexts of reception and use, which include experience,
description, interpretation and criticism. The importance of design as a
symbol of power within visual culture is discussed from a global
perspective and with consideration to the history of the Western world.
The course consists of two sub-courses:
1. What is Design?, 7 credits,
2. The Contexts of Design in Visual Culture, 8 credits.
Last modified 11 Feb 2013
Division of Art History and Visual Studies