Designer's responsibility : a critical approach to the concept of user in design through the concept of other

İnce, Gökçe
This thesis aims to elaborate the concept of responsibilty in design towards user in a critical manner. It investigates the perspectives of the professional design organizations through their design definitions and ethical guidelines, and analyzes the approaches to the issue of responsibility towards user in the design literature. The study sekks to understand the concept of user -the subject and object of design- through the concept of "other" borrowed from philosophy, and offers a different conceptualization of responsibility towards user together with its ethical implications.


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Citation Formats
G. İnce, “ Designer’s responsibility : a critical approach to the concept of user in design through the concept of other,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.