Critical Making
User Research, Speculative Design, Prototyping
Critical Making is a graduate-level New Media course taught at UC Berkeley. In this course we critiqued the practice of “making” through both foundational literature and hands-on studio culture. As hybrid practitioners, we developed fluency in readily collaging and incorporating a variety of physical materials and protocols into our practice. With design research as a lens, we envisioned and created future experiences that critically explore social and culturally relevant technological themes.

Three projects from this course are highlighted below!

Check out these videos of One Square Ft., Kickstarter, and Social Butterfly to learn more about how we imagined, explored, and prototyped our design ideas!