Articles on Critique

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Portrait of José Antonio Giménez
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José Antonio Giménez
Title:
Industrial Design Shortens the Crisis
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Industrial design, or to put it better, the application of design to industry have had a stimulating effect in the past.
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Portrait of Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
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Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
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Usage and brand
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Can we design to unbrand instead of branding? It'd be convenient to «self-design» ourselves through our own ways of using, without others marking us with their ways of design.
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Main illustration of the article Paul Ricoeur and creative search
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Cecilia Salinas
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Paul Ricoeur and creative search
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The origin of the creative act from a philosopher's perspective.
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Portrait of Julio Broca
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Julio Broca
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Image as idea, graphic and message
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What is an image? How is it conceived? How is it part of a message?
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Fernando Navia Meyer
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Graphic design's carbon footprint
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Carbon footprint is defined as the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse effect gases, bound to a product or service.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
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A “graphic Houdini”
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The combined role of programmatic restrictions and creativity in the accomplishment of message effectiveness.
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Portrait of Norberto Chaves
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Norberto Chaves
Title:
Don't Mess with My Design!
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The interprofessional critique taboo: insecurity, paranoia and corporatism refuge.
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Portrait of Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
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Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
Realities and Conventions
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Even though we refuse to accept it, there is indeed life in other brains: the culture of scorn harms us designers.
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Portrait of Ricardo Rangel
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Ricardo Rangel
Title:
Creation as the Human Essence
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In a world surrounding us with material, creation has become part of our essence, a key piece in the evolution of mankind.
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Portrait of Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
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Alfredo Gutiérrez Borrero
Title:
When Conviction Gets in the Way
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Not all pathways lead us to the same design, nor we all have to design through the same pathway.
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Portrait of Lorena Garcia Hidalgo
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Lorena Garcia Hidalgo
Title:
Why Does the Client Think Different?
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When a client rejects our work is usually because we do not take their opinion into account. We think that it is only us, the designers, who have the knowlegde.
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Portrait of David Gallo
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David Gallo
Title:
Planned Obsolescence
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Design should no longer respond to market interests anymore, but to the human needs that as a global community we have created as time goes by.
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Portrait of Erik Spiekermann
Author:
Erik Spiekermann
Title:
From the C-Word to the D-Word
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Designers must take care of the words we use to talk about our work.
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Portrait of Ana Yago
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Ana Yago
Title:
Keep the User in Mind to Overcome the Crisis
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The user – buyer – needs new incentives to purchase a product. It is not enough for it to be functional, it needs to fulfil the values and the lifestyle of the user
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Portrait of Ana Yago
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Ana Yago
Title:
Sundays Smell of Roast Chicken
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The least one can ask of a chair is for it to be functional and ergonomic but these qualities no longer suffice Today a chair will have to adjust to the shifting tastes of society
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Portrait of José Antonio Giménez
Author:
José Antonio Giménez
Title:
Ave, Caesar, Morituri Te Salutant
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The values and sensations that used to be conveyed through the physical characteristics of the medium should not be replaced by a void now.
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Portrait of Fernando Del Vecchio
Author:
Fernando Del Vecchio
Title:
A passion for design
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Who doesn't want to feel passion for what he or she likes, and loves?
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