The Value of Concepts in the Shared Design Practice

Gilles Deleuze was used to say that philosophers are creators of concepts, extracted by a continuous flux of thinking (Deleuze 1980). These concepts, during a period of intense exchange between disciplines in the 20th century, have not been limited to philosophy as they were employed in Computer Science and Design differently. On one hand, Computer Science uses concepts to stabilize technology language and design architectures (Ciborra 2004); on the other hand, Design makes use of concepts as a creative method in the design process (MoMA 1972). This presentation aims to bring together a common ground in order to establish a shared view that might be useful for the creation of design objects (visualizations, books, and web sites) within the project. Biography - Ciborra, Claudio. 2004. The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems. Oxford University Press. - Deleuze, Gilles. 1980. “Dernière Année, Vincennes.” Les Courses De Gilles Deleuze. - Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 1972. Italy: the New Domestic Landscape Achievements and Problems of Italian Design. Edited by Emilio Ambasz. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society.

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Visio et cognitio. Representations of Knowledge, from Medieval to Digital, Porto, Portugal, November 26–27, 2018
Nov 26 2018
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