There’s been a paradigm shift in design from focusing on aesthetic worth to focusing more on the interplay of form and function to
assume social responsibility and to pursue social change through innovation. As a result, the discipline needs models for how to educate
responsible designers who see design not only as a commercial enterprise but more importantly as a catalyst for social change, and are able
to innovate visual technologies that address social problems that are wicked by nature, and are far more complex and interdisciplinary than
merely problem-solving how to aestheticize a client’s content. This paper introduces such a model called generative play that integrates
psychology, game theory, and economics with design. Specifically, generative play takes root at the intersection of activity theory,
generative research, flow, play, and generative justice. It offers an interdisciplinary methodology that addresses wicked problems in health
through social innovation and instills cognizance of social responsibility in design students. In a case study of the wicked problem of
children’s health education in South Africa, 40 fourth-year design students used generative play; and, through an analysis of their logbook
entries and design outcomes, we found that generative play does engender cognizance of social responsibility and pleasure and does
facilitate social innovation.
Tselepis, Thea J.; Mastamet-Mason, Anne; Antonites, Alexander Josef(South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Sciences, 2015)
Die Suid-Afrikaanse kledingbedryf is onder geweldige ekonomiese druk, veral ten opsigte van vervaardiging, wat ook kledingontwerp insluit. Daar is bevind dat 50% van werknemers in hierdie bedryf in 2013 afgelê is weens die ...
Du Toit, Cornel W. (Cornelius Willem), 1953-(Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, 2004)
This paper examines some of the main positions in the debate on intelligence, design and purpose in nature. It seems that the machine metaphor with its ostensible Deistic implications, introduced by Boyle and Paley, still ...