#41 DESIGN, MEDIAS AND COMMUNICATION

Under the direction of Bernard Darras and Stéphane Vial

This issue of MEI has been created in response to questions posed and imposed by the ever-increasing digitization of society and its outputs. A diverse range of articles explore the impact of shifting technological narratives on artefacts, media and means of communication, through an interdisciplinary discourse on a broad range of socially relevant design themes. The participating authors discuss architecture; the built environment of the city; signs and signage; interaction between human and machine; culture as visual data; emerging robotic narratives; fashion as a communicator of form and means of bodily expression and design itself as a means of representation of myths, memory, hegemonies, participation, expression and democracy. The issue
commences with an interview devoted to a new classification of design proposed by Manuel Zacklad, Professor in Information Sciences and Communication at the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM).

ISBN online : 978-2-343-14172-5

Éditorial

Bernard DARRAS - Stéphane VIALSorry, this entry is only available in French.

Entretien

Manuel ZACKLADSorry, this entry is only available in French.

Esquisse d’une Théorie du Design Informationnel dans le domaine de l’architecture et de l’urbain

Patrizia LaudatiABSTRACT : Designers of architectural objects have to order a quantity of existing data, integrate new data and structure them so they make sense and provide useful information. They must be able to be interpreted and used by the other participants involved...

Manifesto for “spirit of place”: the expressive value of signage on Belfast’s arterial routes in representing wider environmental and societal themes

Ian Montgomery - Ruth BrollyAbstract : Commercial signage has a greater presence than any other type of sign in the built environment of cities, conveying a rich tapestry of semiotic codes. While designers are concerned with good practice, invoking semiotic principles, independent...

The Communication of Memory and the Inhabited Experience

Pamela SALENABSTRACT : This paper proposes that memory and the inhabited experience are a particular form of embodied communication. In doing so, it privileges personal and interpersonal accounts of the every day as an impetus towards shaping practice-led research in...

Design du codesign Le rôle de la communication dans le design participatif

Bernard DarrasABSTRACT : This article is intended to present cooperative design, also known as participatory design or codesign. It discusses the issue of creative participation in a democratic regime and adopts a relationist and communicational approach typical of...

Design d’interfaces : du dialogue homme-machine au support médiatique

María Inés LAITANO - Philippe BOOTZABSTRACT : This paper draws a parallel between instrumental approaches of interface design and communicative approaches, in order to revisit the contributions of the latter to the former and to introduce briefly a model which would be able to reconcile them....

Des robots comme nouvelles entités et univers narratifs à construire

Stéphanie Cardoso - Mélanie BourdaaAbstract : This article deals with a transversal approach in design and Transmedia and aims at understanding their complementarities in the conception of new entities and their narrative, communication and promotional spaces. Our study will focus on social...

Semiotics’ Razor. Or, how to tell products’ signification apart from products’ communication

Alvise MattozziABSTRACT : The paper investigates the difference between product signification and product communication by describing the case of the Sensors for Women razors. The paper accounts for the different role the figure of “water” plays for Sensor for Women and...

Éléments pour une analyse sémiotique du design numérique : le cas des «cultural analytics»

Everardo REYESABSTRACT : This article studies relationships between design and communication disciplines from a semiotic standpoint. The object of study that is put forward comes from the emerging “cultural analytics” approach, as it has been advanced by the Cultural...

Myths: Representation of Design in the New-Age of Communication

Doganberk DEMIRABSTRACT : This paper investigates the role of the designer in material and visual culture and how designers became myth-makers in today’s culture scene. In a saturated world of objects of design that is present, designers do not deal with only form and...

Du design de mode à la fabrique du corps communicant. Vers un design du corps communicant

Rym KIRECHE-GERWIGABSTRACT : If one considers fashion design as an adjunct in the communication of the body, it is undoubtedly by virtue of its ability to materialize thought. The creations resulting from the fashion design can indeed be considered as media productions...