STEP Workshop on norm-critical design


17/10/2023 10:00 am

When designing our environment, we often take many things for granted about who will use it and how it will be used.  This often needlessly excludes many from use.  You may have encountered tools you could not hold because they were too heavy or too small, medicine that didn’t work for you, software that assumed the legal system of some other country, and so on.
In order to create homes, working environments, and technical artefacts that are useful and meaningful for as many people as possible, we have to make the implicit norms in their design visible and then work to create a design that actually works for the target group rather than just the designers themselves.
In this workshop we will look at various instances of hidden norms and then perform a study of what we can find in our own familiar environment that needn’t be designed as it has been.

The Workshop will be divided into two sections:

  • October 17 at 10h to 15h (MET zone): Theory, Quiz and Assignment
  • October 20 at 10h to 15h (MET zone): Feedback

The participants will work mostly on their own while the holders will be available for questions. To complete the workshop and receive the certificate, participation in both sections is mandatory.

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The zoom session link will be sent to registered participants.

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