Towards a new strategic dimension for Technological design

Laura Daglio, Matteo Gambaro


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.


environmental design; strategic design; participatory design

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