An Interview with Kate Fletcher
[Nature’s] power is in us understanding that [it] has a value that goes beyond its usefulness to us. The literacy this gives us—the knowledge this gives designers—is deeply held and has the potential to shape all our ideas and actions. …designers will reach into the lives of users in a continuous and dynamic way and […]
Critical Design. Critical Making. Critical Use?
Critical use is mediated. Critical use is applied. Critical use is an act of appropriation. Critical USE drives content and insight. It spins off new: systems, ideas, solutions, rigor sets, affinities. Critical use gets us past the blocking points. Critical use is risky it asks us to engage in new ways. It makes use of […]
Improv & Design: A generative tool for working with Zero-Waste Pattern Cutting
Improv theatre techniques create the conditions to embody the design space through collaborative action, as a generative tool that provides structure through constraints in the creative process for designers. This research will demonstrates what improv theatre principles are and how they relate to design, as well as identify precedents using similar theories and opportunities as the […]