It is not the point of this class to be experts on typography or Hong Kong cinema–but to be critical in your design thinking.
I included these two writings as things for you to read as writers, for you to model your own critical practices on.
Things to note as writers:
- What is the structure of a critical piece?
- What conclusions are drawn?
- What are the central claims being made?
- Who is the audience for these articles, and how are they supposed to use these articles?
- How does this contrast with scientific writing, e.g., the writeup of an empirical study?
Things to note as critical thinkers:
- What sorts of evaluations are made? What values and dis-values are identified? (Also: descriptions, classifications, elucidations, etc.)
- What sorts of details are pointed to as evidence?
- What kind of background, contextual, historical, and other scholarly information is available to the critics, and how do they leverage it?