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Praktyki designu a doświadczenie estetyczne
Design Practices and Aesthetic Experience

Author(s): Alicja Głutkowska-Polniak
Subject(s): Philosophy, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Akademii Pomorskiej w Słupsku
Keywords: design; aesthetic experience; aesthetization; environment

Summary/Abstract: The study of design practices in aesthetic terms (aesthetization and aesthetic experience) may appear, seemingly, trivial and irrelevant. However, the human environment today is in such a fundamental transition that failure to take account of this aspect is unfounded. The aim of design is primarily to produce artefacts, to transform them into a natural environment, but also, perhaps even above all, to maintain a balanced relationship between the ecosphere and the “arti cial” human world, created and orchestrated for him. It is not just about designing an object, a system, an interaction or relationship that guarantees simplicity and e ciency, that is, a de ned utility, but a deeper re ection on how a particular person experiences it and what the consequences this experience brings. Therefore, the purpose of design in this article will be expanded to include an aesthetic aspect, because isolation from the aesthetic criterion (regardless of how we understand it) in contemporary design practices seems to be di cult to maintain.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 373 - 385
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish