Patriarchs of the Design Family (was: New Uber Design Org)

20 Nov 2003 - 3:17am
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CD Evans
2004

To further on Molly's note, it seems quite a bit of design comes from
research as well.

One could say design is the result of any realized knowledge.

CD Evans

At 4:29 pm +0100 19/11/03, molly w. steenson wrote:
>It's interesting to note that in Italy, industrial and product
>design sprang from architecture. (Until recently, it wasn't possible
>to study these things separately from them.) I also have heard but
>can't verify that Italy graduates 10,000 architecture students each
>year. Bill Moggridge at last weeks' Ivrea symposium indicated that
>interaction design is a sort of digital industrial design (to Beth
>Mazur's earlier point). Those who come from technology tend to look
>at it differently: as a series of interfaces and interactions with
>screens and layers of information. Service design comes out of
>industrial design (check out Ezio Manzini's work, for example), but
>has a strong connection with architecture (think of the book "Cradle
>to Cradle," of which one author is the former head of the University
>of Virginia Architecture school).
>
>Now finally, I'm realizing that maybe this is where all these
>different views of interaction design come from. There's a
>difference, too, in how it's defined in Europe versus in the US. And
>if we were really involving Asian perspectives in this, it might
>look different yet again.
>
>At 9:21 -0600 19/11/03, Challis Hodge wrote:
>>+++++
>>What do folks think of this?
>><http://www.icograda.org/web/news-display.shtml?pfl=www/news-single-recent.param&op2.rf1=164>http://www.icograda.org/web/news-display.shtml?pfl=www/news-single-recent.param&op2.rf1=164
>>Aren't there more than two design disciplines?
>>+++++
>>
>>
>>I tossed the above out to see what thoughts might emerge.
>>Interesting that some folks came back to defend the orgs. I surely
>>wasn't suggesting that these orgs should be consulting with us
>>before moving forward.
>>
>>There were some other topics that I hoped would emerge though:
>>
>>1. Are these two disciplines, graphic and industrial design, the
>>roots of all design disciplines? Did they spawn from architecture?
>>
>>2. Some of us are so distant from these organizations that they are
>>meaningless. Why is this so? As a result can they adequately speak
>>for all of design? Can design have one voice anyway?
>>
>>Any thoughts...?
>>
>>-challis
>>
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