121022REDESIGNING DESIGN

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121022REDESIGNING DESIGN

  1. 1. Design Theory (Ambient Media) REDESIGNING DESIGN / JOS DE MUL
  2. 2. This article problems……What designer can do under the situation in which design has been democratized ?
  3. 3. The answer is……Designer as a Meta-Designer.
  4. 4. Humans vs Animals. in philosophical meaning.
  5. 5. Argument 1. by the biologist, Jakob von Uexküll. Animals are limited into each of the Umwelt. Umwelt means the environment which is perceived by the Sensory system unique to the species respectively.
  6. 6. Argument 2. by the philosopher, Martin Heidegger. Although animals are in the environment which is given, humans have to design their own world. The german word, Dasein means ‘being-in-the-world’. The author implies that Dasein is Design(er).
  7. 7. Today’s exploration of human openness is ……- Wikipedia, the open dictionary.- MP3, the open(-source) audio compression.- FabLab, the open design movement.
  8. 8. From Bits to Atoms.- by 3D printer.- by laser cutter.- by milling machine, etc.
  9. 9. Then, the question is re-set to……Does FabLab lose the profession of (old-type) designer ?
  10. 10. Now, we can concrete the initial answer “Metadesigner”. Metadesigner is the designer who shapes environments in which unskilled users can design. - to the parametric design via GUI. - to the inclusive design.
  11. 11. Image of Metadesign DATABASE } Metadesign(er) (Mass)Customization MATERIAL OBJECTS } Old-type Design(er)
  12. 12. However, there are 4 problems about making (not digital data but) physical objects.- its cost, or its difficulty to share.- people’s motivation to make things.- cloudsourcing can fall in folly of the crowds.- about moral - What should NOT be created.
  13. 13. “Although we have to take these problems seriously, they should not lead to the conclusion that we should avoid further development of open design.”
  14. 14. Design Theory (Ambient Media) REDESIGNING DESIGN / JOS DE MUL REDESIGNING “REDESIGNING DESIGN” / tomohta
  15. 15. I agree with the philosophical basement - Uexküll and Heidegger - of Open design, but partly.
  16. 16. Koichiro Kokubun,Ethics in the leisure and boredom - What is the humane life ? - (2011)
  17. 17. This book problems……Why are we bored in this rich, free, and enjoyable society ?
  18. 18. Kokubun coined the word…… Inter-Umwelt Mobility. People have Umwelt too, but they can move one from another; animals can also (partly) do.
  19. 19. Do people start to design soonafter preparing ‘environment’ ?Too emphasizing human’s openness to new environment can fall in forgetting that design is NOT easy.
  20. 20. Only after recognizing hard tocreate the new environment, we can start to think Metadesign - as the design education.
  21. 21. Self-IntroductionTomoya Ohta - B3 @Faculty of Environment and Information Studies - DaijiroMizunoLab. - Reading Science Fiction. - Reading Japanese Critique. - and I love WIRED and tumblr.

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