Not at Your Service: Manifestos for Design brings together the broad spectrum of beliefs, subjects and practices of designers at Zurich University of the Arts. It offers different approaches and insights on the present-day role and impact of design. It is not conceived as a finished project, but as a fluid document of its time.
Collaborative design, interaction within complex systems, attention economics, the ecological shift, visual literacy, gender-neutral design, "quick and dirty" design ethnography, social responsibility, the value of ugliness, death futures, immersive technologies, identity and crises, design as a transformative discipline – all of these topics are presented for debate with passion, conviction and professional expertise.
A compact collection of discursive texts on the many roles and functions of design
Contributions to the current debate on the social role of design
Statements by experts from one of the leading universities of design
Hansuli Matter, Director Dep. Design ZHDK, Zurich.
Björn Franke, Lecturer Interaction Design ZHDK, Zurich.