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  • 1. Design Studies / Research quotes L.Galli (2011-2013)Copyright of this presentation is by referred sources for quoted/reproduced content (text & images) and/or Luca Galli for original content.Original content by Luca Galli is released as Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 2.0
  • 2. This deck is mainly meant to help with my Design Studies lessons toundergraduate students at NABA, Media Design and Multimedia ArtsSchool, Milan. The slides are supposed to come with a live commentary forthe class, so sorry if you wish to have more explicit context and liaisons.Please see referred sources to this purpose.Images (if any) are all credited to their creators and copyright holders, tothe best of my knowledge and care. If you are unhappy with the fact thatthey are used here, of if you think that someone’s rights have not been fullyrespected in any manner, please mail me to lgalli at pobox dot com and Iwill promptly remove them.
  • 3. Design (Progetto) Designing(Progettazione)
  • 4. What is designing? (John Chris Jones opening question in Design Methods, 1970-1992)see J.C.Jones, Design Methods, Wiley 1970-1992
  • 5. A goal-directed problem-solving activity Bruce Archer 1965Quoted by John Chris Jones, Design Methods, Wiley 1970-1992
  • 6. A plan for arranging elements in such a way as to best accomplish a particular purpose Charles Eames 1972see J. & M. Neuhart, Eames Design. The work of the office of Charles and Ray Eames, Abrams 1989
  • 7. Changing existing situations into preferred ones Herbert Simon The Sciences of the Artificial 1969see H. Simon, The Sciences of the Artificial, MIT Press (1969)1996
  • 8. A creative activity - it involves bringing into being something new and useful that has not existed previously J.B. Reswick 1965Quoted by John Chris Jones, Design Methods, Wiley 1970-1992
  • 9. The imaginative jump from present facts to future possibilities J.K. Page 1966Quoted by John Chris Jones, Design Methods, Wiley 1970-1992
  • 10. Design problems are “indeterminate” and wicked” because design has no special subject matter of its own apart from what a designer conceives it to be R.Buchanan Wicked Problems in Design Thinking 1992see Clark-Brody (ed. by), Design Studies, Berg, 2009
  • 11. [Wicked problems are a] class of social system problems which are ill-formulated, where the information is confusing, where there are many clients and decision makers with conflicting values, and where the ramifications in the whole system are thoroughly confusing C. West Churchman 1967see R.Buchanan, Wicked Problems in Design Thinking, in Clark-Brody (ed. by), Design Studies, Berg, 2009
  • 12. There exists a designerly way of thinking and communicating Bruce Archer 1979Quoted by Nigel Cross, Forty Years of Design Research, Design Research Quarterly, 2007
  • 13. Designing is learning - with yourself and the world as the teacher J.C. Jones Design Methods for Everyone Softopia (2001)2009http://www.softopia.demon.co.uk/2.2/designmethodsforeveryone.html
  • 14. To shape and make our environment in ways without precedent in nature, to serve our needs and give meaning to our lives J.Heskett Toothpicks and logos 2002J.Heskett, Toothpicks and logos. Design in Everyday life, Oxford University Press, 2002
  • 15. (...) design does not signify a class of objects that can be pinned down like butterflies Victor Margolin Design History and Design Studies 2002see Clark-Brody (ed. by), Design Studies, Berg, 2009
  • 16. How (...) can we establish a body of knowledge about something that has no fixed identity? V.Margolin Design History and Design Studies 2002see Clark-Brody (ed. by), Design Studies, Berg, 2009
  • 17. The history of design in the twentieth century shows us that designers (...) have invented the subject matter of their profession as they go along V.Margolin Design History and Design Studies 2002see Clark-Brody (ed. by), Design Studies, Berg, 2009
  • 18. Today, design is a category beyond categories Peter Lunenfeld The Design Cluster 2003see B.Laurel (ed. by), Design Research, MIT Press, 2003
  • 19. The real difficulty in design is the designer! (I remember Charles Eames saying that in a lecture) J.C. Jones Design Methods for Everyone Softopia 2003http://www.softopia.demon.co.uk/2.2/designmethodsforeveryone.html
  • 20. Design is both the insanely radical and the passionately incremental John Maeda GigaOM blog post 2012http://gigaom.com/2012/10/06/design-is-both-the-insanely-radical-and-the-passionately-incremental/
  • 21. #designL.Galli Design Studies / Research Research tnx @lga11i Design Studies