CCS – Critical Design

Critical & Contextual Studies

feminine masculine ccs

For CCS we have been asked to create a piece of critical design in response to one of the lectures from this year. I have decided to choose gender as my topic. I started by thinking what is an every day object that I can project my design on to, I chose a chair. 

CCS – Critical Design – Research

Critical & Contextual Studies

A video we have been given to watch for our Critical Design essay, is a TED Talk by Designer Thomas Thwaites-

‘It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.’