Design 'Dictatorship'

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A few months ago, I was asked to create a broad introduction to the principles of design. Under the auspices of Design Dictatorship, I presented a number of principles, and design theories with the intention of helping people with no design training to understand 'what' design is, and how they can start to spot what good looks like, and start to build up their own knowledge base.

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Design 'Dictatorship'

  1. 1. DESIGN DICTATORSHIP(OR, WHAT IS DESIGN? AND HOW DO I SPOT IT?)
  2. 2. (OR, WHAT IS DESIGN?)
  3. 3. “DESIGN IS THINKING MADE VISUAL” - SAUL BASS
  4. 4. DESIGN IS NOT A THING YOU DO.ITS A WAY OF LIFE- Alan Fletcher
  5. 5. “DESIGN IS NOT JUST ABOUT MAKING SOMETHING, IT IS ABOUT DESIGNING THE FEELINGS OF THE PERSON WHO USES IT.”- Tokujin Yosioka
  6. 6. DESIGNIS NOTJUST THECREATIONOF ‘PRETTY’THINGS,IT IS THECREATIONOF ORDER,STRUCTUREAND NARRATIVEIN OUR SOCIETY.
  7. 7. DESIGN IS PLAYFUL
  8. 8. DESIGN IS CONTRADICTION
  9. 9. DESIGN IS CONTROVERSY
  10. 10. DESIGN IS BEAUTIFUL
  11. 11. DESIGN BITES BACK
  12. 12. DESIGNIS EMPOWERING.
  13. 13. DESIGNIS CONTROL
  14. 14. DESIGNIS CHAOS
  15. 15. DESIGN IS SIMPLICITY
  16. 16. DESIGN CAN BE A SNOB
  17. 17. DESIGN ISOBSERVATION.OPENING YOUR EYESTO THE WORLDAROUND YOU.
  18. 18. OBJECTS.SPACES.INFORMATION.SERVICES.SYSTEMS.PEOPLE.PLACES.CLOTHES.
  19. 19. WAIT!
  20. 20. THIS WAS ADICTATORSHIP, RIGHT?
  21. 21. WHERE THE FUCK ARE MY RULES?
  22. 22. DESIGN DEMOCRACY
  23. 23. DEMOCRACY IS CHOICE
  24. 24. DESIGN IS A CHOICE
  25. 25. WHAT IS DESIGN? (FOR YOU)

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