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Nuno Coelho

MA work

The Third Way - From Aids to the Disabled to Design for All

Do identifiable effects flow from government social policy that have a direct impact on design practice and terminology? Is it still valid to promote a design terminology that is underpinned by an obsolete ideology?

Moreover, in a period when global standardisation is ever more present, is it still pertinent to promote a terminology when there are others that more accurately reflect contemporary society?

The answer may lie in going back to its historical roots and analysing the different factors in society that have a relationship of reciprocal causation affecting the outcome of not only social policy, but also design practice and terminology.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA History of Design, 2007

  • The Third Way - From Aids to the Disabled to Design for All

    Do identifiable effects flow from government social policy that have a direct impact on design practice and terminology? Is it still valid to promote a design terminology that is underpinned by an obsolete ideology?

    Moreover, in a period when global standardisation is ever more present, is it still pertinent to promote a terminology when there are others that more accurately reflect contemporary society?

    The answer may lie in going back to its historical roots and analysing the different factors in society that have a relationship of reciprocal causation affecting the outcome of not only social policy, but also design practice and terminology.