Temporal Design

Temporal Design is proposed as a shift of perspective of Time in Design – moving from pace, direction, and subjective experience, towards looking at time as emerging out of relations between cultural, social, economic and political forces. We believe that a pluralist perspective of time could help demystify problematic experiences and potentially enable more inclusive ways of understanding time.


Related publications:

Pschetz, L., & Bastian, M. (2018). Temporal Design: Rethinking time in design. Design Studies, 56, 169-184.

Bastian, M. (2012). Fatally confused: Telling the time in the midst of ecological crises. Environmental Philosophy, 9(1), 23-48.

Bowler, R., Bach, B., & Pschetz, L. (2022). Exploring Uncertainty in Digital Scheduling, and the Wider Implications of Unrepresented Temporalities in HCI. In Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: CHI’22.

Bastian, M. (2017). Liberating clocks: developing a critical horology to rethink the potential of clock time. New Formations, 92(92), 41-55.

Pschetz, L., Bastian, M., & Speed, C. (2016). Temporal design: looking at time as social coordination. In Proceedings of Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference.

Pschetz, L. (2021). No futures: Design for a renewed focus on the present. In Working with Time in Qualitative Research (pp. 36-49). Routledge.

Pschetz, L. (2014). Temporal design: design for a multi-temporal world (Doctoral dissertation, University of Dundee/Edinburgh).

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