Design, Interrupted examines a shift in creative work from analog to algorithmic image search. The project focuses on how algorithms might be "interrupting" the process of searching for images.
Searching for inspiration is often a critical early stage of the design process. Historically, leafing through books and magazines provided inspiration. Search now is now primarily digital, influenced by the design of platforms that were not purpose-built for this task. These algorithmic platforms are embedded with biases that have been This research considers the unintended consequences and effects these platforms maybe having on the design process, and in turn, on creativity at large.
Design, Interrupted is part of Maggie Mustaklem's doctoral research on AI and the design process at the Oxford Internet Institute.