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Essay Questions

Essay Prompts

Question 1

Is design a product of context?

Consider in your own words how designed objects, systems and situations may — or may not — reflect the economic, social, cultural and political situations within which they are generated.

You may wish to draw on specific examples to support your response. These examples can be drawn from the subject matter of DSN S 183 but they do not have to be — feel free to refer to any subject matter that will help you to get your point across.

This is not a test—think broadly and be creative in your response!

Question 2

How is the Middle West a designed environment?

Consider in your own words how the cultures, environs, economic and social conditions of the Midwest have affected, and been affected by, designed objects, systems and situations.

You may wish to draw on specific examples to support your response. These examples can be drawn from the subject matter of DSN S 183 but they do not have to be — feel free to refer to any subject matter that will help you to get your point across.

This is not a test — think broadly and be creative in your response!