DSC 101- Design Awareness
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Notes Design Awareness Research Questions Research a systematic process of discovery 0 Why To create new knowledge about or Natural and Artificial Worlds Some misconceptions of research in design 0 Designers are not scientists they don39t do research 0 Design is about creativity not science Research is the formalization of the question why Example Research Question a What is the origin of the name Velcro b Connect the theory implicit in the origin of Velcro to material presented in class or in the textbook C Suggest another artifact that originated from the theory Chapter 1 We are given a natural world but we go on to create an artificial one The natural world is our resource bank It provides us with the material for life such as 0 Water 0 Stone 0 Symbolism o Biomimicry Water 0 Makes up 70 earth 0 Human body is composed mostly of water 0 Water can generate energy amp power 0 Major cities are built close to water 0 Water can be used for waterways Stone 0 Was once used for tools such as chopping tools from early societies in Korea Was used for construction of spiritual structures ex Stone Sculptors and craftsman have often used stone as a medium The pyramid and adjoining buildings at Chichen Itza Mexico are made of stone Etched in stone Was used for a medium of communication Provided a defining character for many buildings Frank Lloyd Wright used stone liberally at Taliesin West Symbolism o Hector Guimard used symbolism from nature for his designs 0 Antoni Gaudi used symbolism with his sinuous architecture 0 Gaudi s Sagrada Familia was equally non geometric 0 Louis Comfort Ti fany the American designer was also inspired by nature Biomimicry o Mimicking a natural system in order to create an artificial system 0 Leonardo da Vinci developed many of his ideas from studying birds OOOOOOO Notes Design Awareness What is design o A universal activity that humans undertake to find the means to change an existing situation into a preferred one Herbert Simon How can we begin to explain the designing process The Designing Triad 0 Designer f DESIGNER o Maker 0 User The Age of Needs 24M BCE to 10000 BCE o The designer maker and user were the same The Age of Surplus 10000 BCE to 1700 CE 0 The user becomes independent The Age of Self 1700 to the present o The independence of all three participants Interfaces 0 Designer User interface I Anonymous interface Don t know the user of the products I Statistical interface Using demographics or marketing I Sampling interface Focus groups I Can be a complex interface 0 MakerUser interface I Economic interface Economic ranges I Distribution interface Important supplying I Marketing interface Who to market to Ie children or adults I Marketplace interface 0 DesignerMaker interface I Dependent interface Working for a company I Independent interface Working alone 0 ContextArtifact interface I Microcontext Things that are Visible and tangible 0 Materials 0 Forms 0 Colors I Macrocontext 0 Culture 0 Climate Notes Design Awareness 0 Geography 0 UserArtifact interface I Physical interface How do things fit I Psychological interface How you work with something and how you do things I Personal interface Things we can39t explain is a logical rational way I Social interface The cultural values that we have that allow us to have certain things in certain ways 0 DesignerArtifact interface I Knowledge interface I Skills interface 0 Maker Artifact interface I Resource interface What resources do you have access to I Production interface What methods do you have at your disposal I Need interface What need is being satisfied I Availability interface How do you make these things available Designing o A human activity everyone designs 0 A universal activity design occurs everywhere 0 Occurred as early as 34 million years ago Design in the News 0 McDonalds plans to spend more than 600 million euros 828 million dollars to remodel 1280 of its European restaurants 0 Re imaging is essential in the competitive world of retail Dennis Hennequin president of McDonald39s Europe 0 European franchises can choose from a range of designs to best suit their clientele such as this McDonald39s on Edgeware Road in London 0 A McDonalds in Holdborn located in central London 0 The Golden Arches wants to attract more young adults with its modern interiors 0 Combined sales at Europe39s 6400 McDonald39s restaurants increased by 15 percent 1 the first half of 2007 o How does this story link to Simon39s definition of design I Make valid credible connections Notes Design Awareness THE DESIGNING TRIAD CONTEXT UserMaker User Designer Interface Interface Designer Maker Interface
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