Feminist and Responsible Design with Drs. Brianna Wiens and Daniel Harley

Thursday, December 29, 2022

On December 2nd, GI members Drs. Brianna Wiens (English Language and Literature) and Daniel Harley (Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business) presented their work and research in areas of feminist and responsible design methods.

Dr. Wiens’ talk “From IG Grids to IRL Tables: Feminist Design Praxes for Small-Scale Community Building” was an examination of how the projects of Feminist Think Tank and the Instagram account @aesthetic.resistance contribute to the building of small-scale community dialogues and relationships through their design interventions into the prevailing digital culture.

Dr. Harley’s talk “A Question of Space: Towards Responsible Narrative Design Questions for Virtual Reality” was a reflection on his past research projects to explore the conceptual boundaries of the ‘design space’ of VR and raise questions about how design research can responsibly engage with real-world contexts of VR.