Prof. Ineke Hans

Design in Social Context

Our world rapidly changes and with it the position of the designer.
This position is more and more that of a hybrid who works in many different contexts: varying from mass produced industrial work, digital produced, or handmade and craft related products, to working for contract or domestic markets, or projects with communities that all have specific social impacts on global or local levels.
Products and solutions need to be clever and connect to all kinds of realities. For that deep knowledge of the context you operate in is needed with an understanding of the strategies, politics and history that are part of it to operate in it successfully.
Design in Social Context explores these realities and prepares designers to be actively engaged in future design processes.