Based on a brief chat with Joerg Forbrig of the Bratislava GMF, I am interrogating assumptions about the role of design.
Are well developed information design systems only necessary for societies in which there is less social interaction? If in Slovakia you get directions by asking someone directly, then signage systems are less necessary.
1 Is there an implicit assumption of weaker sociality in the mediation of communications and processes through Design?
2 Is it possible to trace the absence of highly standardized design practices to the level of sociality between people and the government?