Design, History and Time: New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Zoe Hendon (Editor), Anne Massey (Editor)

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Design, History and Time reflects on the nature of time in relation to design, in both past and contemporary contexts. In contrast to a traditional design historical approach which emphasises schools and movements, this volume addresses time as a continuum and considers the importance of temporality for design practice and history.

Contributors address how designers, design historians and design thinkers might respond to the global challenges of time, the rhythms of work, and the increasing speed of life and communication between different communities. They consider how the past informs the present and the future in terms of design; the importance of time-based design practices such as rapid prototyping and slow design, time in relation to memory and forgetting, and artefacts such as the archive for which time is key, and ponder the design of time itself.

Showcasing the work of fifteen design scholars from a range of international contexts, the book provides an essential text for thinking about changing attitudes to the temporal.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages216
ISBN (Electronic)9781350060661
ISBN (Print)9781350060654
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2019


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