Towards a Tangible Philosophy through Design: Exploring the question of being-in-the-world in the digital age

Jonne van Belle, Jelle van Dijk, Wouter Eggink

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Abstract

The combined philosophy and design approach called Philosophy-through-Design (PtD) is proposed using an exemplary project about being-in-the-world in the digital age. PtD is a practical way to do philosophy through designing interventions and involves various people in the exploration of philosophical concepts. It stems from the overlapping questions found in philosophy and design regarding human-technology interaction. By intertwining both, they benefit from describing, understanding and proposing human-technology interactions to unfold new questions and perspectives. In the exemplary project, being-in-the-world refers to a way of being that is embodied, active, open-ended and situational, based on the phenomenological and embodied theories of Tim Ingold. This concept questions what it means to be human in the digital age and how our lives with technology are built. The first results show the process of weaving together observation, creation, and reflection, which presents Philosophy-through-Design as a promising method for designers to practice a tangible philosophy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019
EventAcademy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019: Research perspectives in the era of Transformations - Loughborough University, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
https://designinnovationmanagement.com/adim2019/

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ConferenceAcademy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleADIM 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period19/06/1921/06/19
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Question of Being
Digital Age
Being-in-the-world
Design philosophy
Philosophy
Interaction
Philosophical Concepts
Designer
Situational

Keywords

  • Philosophy through design
  • Interaction design
  • Practical turn
  • Embodiment
  • Tim ingold
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Design research
  • Human technology relations

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van Belle, J., van Dijk, J., & Eggink, W. (2019). Towards a Tangible Philosophy through Design: Exploring the question of being-in-the-world in the digital age. Paper presented at Academy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019, London, United Kingdom.
van Belle, Jonne ; van Dijk, Jelle ; Eggink, Wouter . / Towards a Tangible Philosophy through Design : Exploring the question of being-in-the-world in the digital age. Paper presented at Academy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019, London, United Kingdom.13 p.
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