Towards a new strategic dimension for Technological design
This paper focuses on some points for reflection, raising possible areas of potential and of criticality in the technological approach to design – areas that impact research, teaching, and professional practice all at the same time. The paper’s first objective is to reconstruct the key features of the discussion in a historical perspective, and then to examine the contemporary world, the signs of a rapidly changing landscape, and the dynamics currently underway. This examination will cast light on what possible contributions and influences these aspects may offer for a revision of the models and approaches to design as an activity to transform the environment, and for interpretation and intermediation between supply and demand in a setting where resources are scant.
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