A case study is a detailed examination of a particular case or cases within a real-world context. It is an observation that uses different types of designs - "no theory first" type, single- and multiple-case studies type or "social construction of reality".
Method that means an action of working with someone to produce a critical design output. Designers contribute their expertise for the benefit of a shared objective, project, or mission.
participation, team work, collaborative
This method was invented to bridge the gap between creative, physical, and conceptual exploration.The purpose of critical making resides in the learning extracted from the process of making rather than the experience derived from the finished output.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_making, DiSalvo, C (2009). "Design and the Construction of Publics". Design Issues. 1. 25: 48.
Culture jamming (sometimes also guerrilla communication) is a form of protest used by many anti-consumerist social movements to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. It attempts to "expose the methods of domination" of mass society.
Design hacking is the resourcefulness of the individual stepping in when the products and systems we are offered fall short. Design hacking creates new realities, options and possibilities from those we are given, whether commercial, social or civic. It is a repurposing everyday objects or messages into something new.
This method uses design that focuses on discussion.
provocative scenarios, dialectic, design for the debate, initiating discussion
Design for Debate, Dialectic design
Journaling is the act of expressing thoughts and feelings by putting words or visuals on paper/display. Journaling is a mental, emotional and spiritual exercise that helps deal with life’s difficulties and uncertainties. In design practice it identifies designers' negative thoughts and beliefs and cultivates positive ones.
A method of design research which involves asking interviewees or group participants to sort or 'map' objects (or representations of objects) according to how they are seen or thought of. Mapping allows to simplify a complex space, create shared understanding, reveal hidden insights and coordinate actions.
environmental issues, climate changes, investigative
Transition design (Transition Design is an area of design research, practice and study which looks toward design-led societal transition toward more sustainable futures)
It involves employing a series of questions to explore an issue, an idea or something intriguing. Questioning in critical design is the process of forming and welding that serves to develop answers and insight.
antropocentric, humanoriented, design thinking, real needs
Human centered design
This method is about conceptual, aesthetic and communicative strategies that aim at stimulating debate and critical reflection through the design and (media) circulation of provocative, speculative or contemplative artifacts and scenarios.
influence of design in futures, critique of environmental responsible solutions, critique of technologies, what other worlds might be possible, speculative
Discursive Design, Reflective design, Speculative design
Tharp / Tharp 2018, Moritz Greiner-Petter: Grey design: critical practices of design at the peripheries of the discipline. In Critical by Design. page 184;
Troubling is a theoretically grounded and practice-oriented method that brings to matter how trouble is an implicit condition of designing ethical and responsible outputs. It encourages designers and researchers to develop knowledge embedded in criticality and questioning status quo.
trubling times, subversive, speculative, critique of technologies
This method premises upon the idea that at a time of accelerating change, often words cannot keep pace with concepts. Visual journalism incorporates ancient symbols that resonate with humans across cultures and time and conveys meaning instantaneously at a deep level.
symbolic language, engaged, investigative, visual commenting, facts or news, telling stories
This method is a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something with visual communication tools.