Today’s group discussion will build from last week’s discussion (What is design?), and from the readings for this week.

The objective for this discussion is to compose your Design Manifesto. Use short declarative statements to define the philosophy, intentions and requirements for the designer of today. State the social, political and ethical questions that are necessary for a designer to consider. Identify the technological concerns that designers must embrace or reject. Don’t shy away from poetics or abstraction. Feel free to re-write passages from the Futurist and Constructivist manifestos that we’ve read.

Again, appoint a ‘scribe’ to record the conversation. When the discussion session concludes, you’ll create one new post for your group’s collective response.