ID faculty member Laura Forlano developed a comprehensive literature review on posthumanism and design in her article for the special issue on “Transforming Design Matters” for She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. Laura Forlano presents the most relevant theories and discussions around the posthuman, and how they challenge the dominant human-centered and user-centered paradigms in design. She considers current discussions in philosophy and science and technology studies focused on digital technologies, algorithmic systems, and artificial intelligence, and suggests new approaches and frameworks of reference to design practices facing the challenge of designing complex socio-technical systems.

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