Difficulty Level:Design Phase:
De-scription is a quick exercise trains your moral sensitivity as a designer. Learn to recognise and deconstruct the scripts of existing designs. By questioning why a design is the way it is, you’ll uncover the underlying intentions and worldview of its designer.
Framework of ethics used
Participants: Designer duo
Materials Needed: De-scription template , or large sheet of paper, pens, an example product
- Describe the ‘WHAT’ of the design. Use the questions on the template.
- Describe the ‘HOW’ of the design. Use this to determine the script: Like the script of a movie or a theatre play, an artefact can ‘prescribe’ its users how to act when they use it. Write this down.
- Describe the ‘WHY’ of the design. Use this to determine the underlying worldview. Write this down.