Make Kitsch the Enemy: The "Monstrous Carbuncle" of the UK's Vetting and Barring Scheme

In architecture, the primacy of function over form was one of the core tenets of the Bauhaus School of Design. In Information Systems, function is critical, yet so many systems fail to deliver hoped for benefits. Badly designed, acquired imitatively for their symbolic, magical power, they represent a form of kitsch. To illustrate this, we describe a major… (More)