Prof. Ineke Hans, Design & Social Context

Design & Social Context (ID2)
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, handmade and craft related products, to working for contract and domestic markets as well as on community projects.
Working in each context has specific social impacts on global or local levels and to realise products, projects and solutions that are clever, these have to connect to all kinds of realities. To operate successfully, deep knowledge of the context that you work in is needed with an understanding of the strategies, politics and history that are part of it.
Design & Social Context explores these realities and prepares designers to develop new strategies, be critical and actively engaged in future design processes to design products and projects with impact.

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