A Critique of Social Design Theories
From the first stone tool to the IPod, humans and human ancestors have a likely two million-year-old relationship with technology. Thus, it is hard to study humans without also acknowledging the objects that they create and live with. Yet objects really don't get nearly the attention and study that people do, especially in the field of social sciences. It seems that as humans become more engaged than ever with technology in the present day, there has been a recent focus on the role and possible application of design thinking to other areas. Similarly, trends in the design world are looking to apply a greater understanding of people in order to improve the overall design of objects.