Making a Drama out of a Process: How Television Represents Designing
‘But listen to the music, he’s evil!’ Homer Simpson says to his wife Marge as they watch a television documentary about an alleged stalker (The Simpsons, episode 2F06). The quote reveals the often indeterminate relationship between ‘truth’ and televisual representation, the music being used to imply the nature of someone’s character. With an increasing amount of designing on television, often reaching a considerable audience, it is important to critically analyse the ways in which designing is being represented. Are programmes about designing consistent with what design researchers have been finding in recent years? Is the design process being misrepresented in any way?
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