A (Non) Humanist Approach to Design

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Zaneta Hong

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The question of the “other” in design discourse is one that has been punctuated by the emergence of a post-humanist theory as of late. It is not a new question, but one that has expanded a take on new definitions of “human”. It has given attention to, and renewed focus to marginalized and underrepresented persons; and more importantly, it has brought to the forefront, the role of nonhuman agents that frame our understanding of the co-evolutionary nature of context and information embedded in design and technology, and the systems and environments in which they represent.

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Breaking Ground: Ungendering Design