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The tetrahedron can encourage designers to formalize more responsible strategies

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This article will outline a non-linear method of writing that I have been developing since 1990. It assumes that academic writing is a productive way to explore and guide the practice of design, and that this is important for environmental and other reasons. Today’s designers play a key role in helping us to attain the kind of lifestyle to which all societies are now encouraged to aspire. Enabling them to deepen the way they think would have positive long-term benefits. The auto-didactic potential of writing is well known, but I believe it can also be applied to help designers to become more self-reflexively in touch with their entrepreneurial and professional roles in the world.

Keywords: Design; four-fold logic; relational (nature of design); tetrahedron; writing

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Goldsmiths College, University of London

Publication date: December 1, 2004

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