Sociology and other studies
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Seminar classes with: a) theoretical presentation and discussion of design case studies and socio-technical ecosystems management; b) synthesis of field research exercises; c) exercises of contexts mapping and project of sustainable intervention proposals. Assessment based on tests and projects: Exam-50%, Research work-25%, Fieldwork or laboratory work - 25%.
This unit promotes the understanding of the practice of interactive media design and interaction design as instruments of sociotechnical intervention, with the aim to reach for change that can translate social innovation goals. With it we peopose to empower the students for the practice of sustainable design (or design for sustainability) in social and tecnical ecosystems, by understanding the systemic role of diverse actor-networks at the level of technologies, Human and social relationships. The student will come to understand the role of design research methods in the process of intervention, and the theoretical frameworks to aid the understanding of intervention contexts.
1. Research Methods in, for and through Design; Design Research
2. Theoretical frameworks for understanding design contexts (Situated Action, Activity Theory, Actor-Networks, etc)
3. Action-Research in social and organizational innovation
4. The Context Engineering methodological framework
5. Sociotechnical ecosystems and the problem of context and trajectory mapping
6. The designing for sustainability and the question of valueing interventions
7. Wicked Problems: complexity problems and strategies.
Licínio Gomes Roque
Research work: 25.0%
Laboratory work or Field work: 25.0%
Selected chapters from:
Kripendorff (). The Semantic Turn
Checkland (1995). Soft-Systems Methodology
Latour (2005). Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to ANT
Roque (2004). Contribuições para uma Engenharia do Contexto
Lazar et al (2013). Research Methods in HCI
Buchanan et al (eds) (1990). The Idea of Design
Suchman (2010). Human-machine Reconfigurations
Axelrod & Cohen (2000). Harnessing Complexity
Holland (2012). Boundaries and Systems.
DeLanda (2006). A New Philosophy of Society