Design Concepts Cheats


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Art history desing lecture series, lecture 4.1, teachers notes

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Design Concepts Cheats

  1. 1. Concepts Product Design
  2. 2. Art Deco <ul><li>Geometric style in response to Art Nouveau. </li></ul><ul><li>Luxurious and exotic. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired by Hollywood glamour. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chrysler Building (1928-30) William van Alen </li></ul>
  3. 3. Avant-Garde <ul><li>Term refers to those whos idea were in advance of the commonly accepted principles of the time. </li></ul><ul><li>Gerrit Rietveld </li></ul><ul><li>The Red/Blue chair. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Retro Design <ul><li>Term first used in 1970’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Describes a tendency to embrace the design of the recent past. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Environmental Design <ul><li>Concerned with minimising waste </li></ul><ul><li>and the effect on the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Breville Hot Cup </li></ul><ul><li>Energy saving, only boil water you need. </li></ul><ul><li>Variable dispenser to measure out. </li></ul><ul><li>Boil temperature is slightly lower </li></ul>
  6. 6. Computer-aided-design, cad <ul><li>1950’s initial use with automotive industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Now, powerful and essential tool for designers to prepare and translate designs to 3dimensional. </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient development time. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Design for safety <ul><li>Legislation of the type of materials that can be used for the design of a product. </li></ul><ul><li>GPS Tracking and administrator safety controls. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ergonomics <ul><li>The Spring Chair, 2000. Anthony Marschack. </li></ul>Minimises waste Body contoured and flexible Bamboo is durable, environmentally friendly. The design of products to fit human need and operation rather than imposing uncomfortable position.
  9. 9. Miniaturization <ul><li>As technology advances there has been a strong trend towards miniaturisation. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight,volume,cost per unit for the manufacturer and waste. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Standardization <ul><li>Standardised components </li></ul><ul><li>that can be fitted together </li></ul><ul><li>with little or no adjustment. </li></ul><ul><li>AEG, Peter Behrens. </li></ul><ul><li>Marcel Breuer. </li></ul><ul><li>Eames chair shells could be attached to a variety of bases. </li></ul>