Tag: Design-Based Inquiry

Values as Hypotheses

Values as Hypotheses

Design and technology discourses are often accompanied with implicit and explicit appeals to values. It is not uncommon, for example, to hear arguments that this or that technology will make our community relations more democratic and just, or advance efficiency and utility. But what exactly do we mean by these values and how do they shape design practice and design artifacts?

Smart Cities & Safe Mobility

Smart Cities & Safe Mobility

Are smart cities part of the solution to the problems of communication and community within cities, poised to improving the lives of citizens? Would they work to expand modes of participation and citizenship or instead suppress communication and further distance and disintegrate communities? 

Heart Sense

Heart Sense

Fostering Social Connectedness Through Physiologically-Informed Design