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Design and Semiotics

In the normal sense of the word there seem to be things with good design and things with bad design. We often remark of industrial products, for example, that some are well-designed, which means that they look fashionable and feel natural in their use, and therefore the products are successful, while others are badly-designed, i.e. their shape is unattractive or their interface is unnatural, and so the products are failures. We sometimes consider “bad design” as “lack of design.” I think this correct as long as we understand design as a kind of value.


Announcing the Ninth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices to be held at the Chicago University Center (USA), 12-14 March, 2015. Abstracts are accepted in monthly rounds. Proposals received at each monthly deadlines will be reviewed between two to four weeks of the corresponding deadline. Presentation types include paper, poster, workshop, or colloquia. All information available at:  designprinciplesandpractices.com
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