Design Contemplation 3 2nd semester

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Spencer Inions Marvin Malecha Design Thinking D100 February 19, 2009 Design Contemplation 3 Over the past few class sessions we have been listening to a few of the professors throughout the school of design. My two favorite examples are the two instructors that we listened to on Monday. They both had special aspects that they brought to the design process, but both of them could relate every step of their process back to the basic design process that every single one of us looks to every day for guidance. Our Professor that traveled here from Puerto Rico was a very interesting person. He used the same tactics of observation, documentation, and analysis for his paintings as well as his large sculpture for the centennial celebration of the University of Puerto Rico. He wanted to make something very original for his sculpture but he also wanted to look at past precedents to bring forth ideas that he could use in this new project he was making. He looked back and one of his favorite pieces of artwork and realized how
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Unformatted text preview: important his stepladder, also known as his easel was to his creative process (it was so important he even used it as a piece of one of his paintings earlier in his career.) He then analyzed his new project and figured out a way to incorporate the stepladder into the design. I use this same process through many of my projects especially when I want to look back at past projects I have done for inspiration. He was able to use something that he cherished in his heart to make something that everyone could enjoy and this is in a sentence the goal of designers, to take something they hold dear and share it with the world. In evaluating many of my ventures into the world of design I have noticed how true that statement really is, and only when combining that statement with the design process that we have come to value so much in our work will we truly be able to call ourselves designers....
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