S is for Singularity

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This book extends the explorations of design thought and action for the first Does Design Care...? workshop at Imagination, Lancaster University in September 2017 that investigated different ways to conceptualise, provoke, contest and disrupt care. This illustrated A to Z for the Design of Care is intended to help guide design out of the intractable and entangled challenges we face with care and set it on the path to reconcile the contradictory needs to abstract the gesture of care (its theories) while it grounds the bodiliness of that same gesture (its applications).

* Each entry in this A to Z was written and illustrated by its author during the Does Design care [2]...? workshop in Chiba University, Japan. Only a few colours of paper, scissors and glue could be used to produce the illustrations.

Magee's contribution is titled S is for Singularity and discusses a dichotomy where highly personalised care and design are required for for individuals, while at the same time highly collaborative teams and processes are needed in the delivery of Design for Care. This view is informed by his research in Healthcare product design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAn Illustrated* A to Z for the Design of Care
EditorsPaul Rodgers, Craig Bremner, Giovanni Innella
PublisherLancaster University
Number of pages118
ISBN (Print)978-1-86220-366-2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 13 Nov 2019
EventDoes Design Care [2]...? - Chiba Univeristy, Chiba , Japan
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019


WorkshopDoes Design Care [2]...?
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    Harpur, A., Haslam, N., McGrath, S., Fu Wu, S., Morales Cantana, E., Cooke, T., Donnelly, L., Magee, J. & Wilson, S., 18 Jun 2018

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