Design, Publics and Engagement

Summary

Admission requirements

52,5 hp credits within the Major Subject Product Design, among these the course Produktdesign: Designmetodik should be passed in it's entirety , or
60 credits within the subject Design.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2022, spring 2021, spring 2020

Course Code:
PD177A revision 2
Level of specialisation
G2F
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
28 August 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
20 January 2020
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
29 August 2019

Entry requirements

52,5 hp credits within the Major Subject Product Design, among these the course Produktdesign: Designmetodik should be passed in it's entirety , or
60 credits within the subject Design.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the Product design program.

Purpose

The course Design, Publics and Engagement provides an introduction to how designers can operate in relation to societal issues. The aim is to offer students with a general overview of how design can be used as way to explore and raise awareness and discussions about societal challenges. Through a group project and seminars in class room the course provides an introduction to some of the design approaches (for example co-design, speculative design, critical making) that aim at mobilize publics around societal challenges and spark engagement, discussion and reflection about them.

Learning outcomes

  1. To have a basic understanding of how design can spark discussions and reflections about politics, ethics and societal issues.
  2. To have a basic overview of some of the design approaches that aim at foster public engagement in societal issues.
  3. To be able to perform a minor design process aiming at sparking engagement, discussion and reflection.
  4. Show the ability of articulating problem framing within a design process
  5. Show the ability of evaluating how a design concept is able to invite others to engage in a societal issue.

Assessments

Design project 4,5 Hp (learning outcome 3,4,5)
Written text 3 Hp (learning outcome 1,2)

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • C. Di Salvo, (2009). Design and the Construction of Publics. Design issues, 25(1), 48-63.
  • C. Di Salvo, (2010). Design, democracy and agonistic pluralism. In Proceedings of the design research society conference(pp. 366-371). Montreal: Design Research Society.
  • A. Yaneva (2009) Making the Social Hold: Towards an Actor-Network Theory of Design, Design and Culture, 1:3, 273-288
  • Khovanskaya, V., Dombrowski, L., Harmon, E., Korn, M., Light, A., Stewart, M., & Voida, A. (2018). Designing against the status quo. Interactions, 25(2), 64-67.
  • A.Wilkie, M. Ward (2010). Made in criticalland: designing matters of concern. Networks of Design: Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September
Kompendium med utvalda artiklar kan tillkomma.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

If a course ceases to be available or has undergone any major changes, the students are to be offered two opportunities to retake the examination during the year following the change for re-examination, based on the syllabus which applied at registration.

Other Information

Undervisningsspråk: engelska

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the School of Arts and Communication.

Further information

Studentservice, K3 - Malmö universitet,

Application

29 March 2021 - 06 June 2021 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

28 March 2022 - 05 June 2022 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

30 March 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 22000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 22000 SEK