Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Whenever the topic of design responsibility comes up, few in the profession argue that less is better than more. But on what foundation does this affirmation stand? That is, if it is true that designers hold that they are somehow responsible to others, what reasons can can they offer to justify this position? And, are their reasons reasonable? The foundations upon which arguments for design responsibility are diverse and sometimes at odds. In this brief diagrammatic overview, originally presented at the 2010 CEPHAD Conference in Copenhagen, three such foundations and some of their respective consequences are considered.