In the Federal Republic of Germany, design was a subject attended by various emotions and associations. The classical theory of design was based on a balanced mixture of the three components form, function and material. But West German in the 80’s brought complete confusion to these categories and had presented Informal Design.Continue Reading →
Only in the age of persuasion it is possible that the first thing we hear from our clock radio in the morning, and the last thing we see before our eyes flutter slowly shut at night, are advertisements.
Early each morning we might hear a half-dozen ads on the radio before our feet touch the floor. Staggering out of bed, we’ll pass brand logos on our clothing as we make our way to the privy, where we’re surrounded by bottles of Head & Shoulders shampoo, the toothpaste, the deodorant, a Gillette razor, and Ivory soap. We eye the Alka-Seltzer, remembering that glass-too-many of gin and tonic last night.Continue Reading →
Throughout history, designers have always dreamt and drawn a future for home furnishings design and manufacturing. Some of these visions are realized and find their way to the present, while others flop, sink to the bottom and are discarded for new ones. So much has changed in furniture design industry except its purpose – supporting human activities and the aesthetic enhancement of home décor.
Over the last century, furniture has undergone major changes, not only in design but also in materials and manufacturing processes and methods.
The discussion surrounding imperfection is one marred by perception sensitivities. One person looks at imperfection negatively and another looks at it with a positive eye. These opposing perspectives result to a bipolar consideration of the ‘imperfect’ as either faulty or incomplete. The latter borrows from the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi, which promotes the aesthetic embracing of the impermanence, transience, and evidence of use in an ingenious setting of the natural world.
For quite some time now, augmented reality (AR) apps have been in use in various spheres of life. There are apps that can be used to identify constellations on the sky, others that can show a mountain climber his altitude, and others used by mechanics to work on vehicle parts amongst many others. However, no AR app has been able to draw the kind of hype drawn by Pokémon Go. Within two weeks of its launch, Pokémon Go had been downloaded over 15 million times across the five countries of its coverage.
Designers not only strive to come up with great designs that create the best user experience, but also need to comprehend how the designs are perceived and interpreted by the user. What is the mental reaction of users to your product’s sight and how do they decode the message communicated by the creation? As a designer, you should be able to answer this question.
The Memphis group was formed by elite Italian designers and architects to come up with a series of profoundly compelling products in the 1980's. Their movement was a deviation from the mainstream minimalistic fundamentalism and disregarded the conformist adherence to specific routine shapes, hues, and geometries of products.
Garden Exposing ourselves to traditional Japanese aesthetic ideas — notions that may seem quite foreign to most of us — is a good exercise in lateral thinking, a term coined by Edward de Bono in 1967. "Lateral Thinking is for changing concepts and perception," says de Bono.
Here Are seven principles for changing your perception
What Is Culture By Definition?
Culture can be broadly defined as a group identity formed around distinct social patterns. These social patterns range from history of doing things and solving problems to perceptions and interactions, norms and traditions, explicit and tacit.
Critical design may be described as a critical theory based approach to design. Critical deign uses design to challenge preconceptions about the role that products play in everyday life. It aims to discover new areas of interest and original goals for designers. It focuses on studying the impact that new technologies and policies, and of worldwide social and environmental trends have on designers. Critical design was made popular by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby through their firm Dunne & Raby. Dunne and Raby describe it as an attitude or a position rather than a method. It is the opposite of affirmative design, which is design that reinforces the status quo.
“There are no hard distinctions between what is real and what is unreal, nor between what is true and what is false. A thing is not necessarily either true or false; it can be both true and false.”
Minimalism also known as, ABC art, reductivism and rejective art finds its application in various forms of art and design. It boasts a simplicity of style in artwork and design and favors the cool over the theatrical. Artists and designers sort to avoid symbolism and emotional content and rather endeavoured to draw attention to the materiality of the work itself.
The term conceptual design is often used by art and design critics, however, the exact meaning and understanding of this term is often not addressed. Though most of us may have a vague idea of what critics are alluding to, it is worth extending this understanding by taking a closer look at conceptual design.
The term organic design was made popular by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The label organic design is most commonly applied to architecture, but it is also found in other types of design such as: furniture, art, industry, and typography.Continue Reading →
The Bauhaus was founded in Weimar, Germany in 1919 by architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969). Gropius sought to rethink the material world and aimed for the material to reflect the unity of all the arts: architecture, sculpture and painting. Gropius strove to create a unified style that brought together the three elements of art, design and industry.