Name, first nameIgnacio MerinoYear of birth1989UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectSin titulo01.psdAbstractFull and empty, justice and injustice, day and night, beauty and ugly, Realism and Impressionism, both faces of the coin should be pictured with attention to realize the whole panorama.

90’s decade was arriving wrapped in the voragine of globalized commerce, dot-com bubble, microprocessor and a landscape of new possibilities associated to massive communication. From the Tamagochi to the Nokia 3310, kids and adults carrying electronic devices in their pockets for first time. Awesome for all til the punctilious makes the question “what if…”.


Critical Design was born stimulated by the new forms of interaction and communication that were taking place along this period. Surrounded by the intellectual environment of RCA, A. Dunne and F. Raby formalized during the 90’s decade a proper methodology to research through design, to question the status of design and to stimulate the critical thought regarding the postmodern paradigm.
Critical Design is a modern representative example of what it was Dadaism or Radical Design among other along history.
Look around you and question yourself where all it is driving us.
TutorsAnniina Koivu, Brynjar Sigurdarson