Over the last week or so of watching videos, visiting websites, reading books, scanning pictures, Googling names and shamelessly reading Wikipedias, I have discovered a new relm of Environmental & Ecological design and seen just how far it spans. Whether it be product, graphic, fashion, architectural design, different areas each have different interpretations on the steps they believe are necessary to classify their concepts as either environmental or ecologically concerned.
At the start of the research I was very broad with my research and looked over a spectrum of design rather than focusing fully on product. However, as I come to present my final information I want to close in back to particular products and designers who taken into consideration these two design agendas. However, looking out a little further helped me understand different design philosophies and understand how different creatives approach these concepts.
I had initially tried to present as I found the information how I wanted to present on the day but I was that was becoming time-consuming and I was getting a little overwhelmed with presenting every factual piece in this way.
I decided to go back to basics: a couple of coloured pens and some sheets of A3. Tada!
Look how messy and incoherent it is. I love it.
After meeting with my tutor for the personal tutorial I found I was on a good path having looked an designers such as Victor Papanek and taking out 'Design for the Real World' for reference. He suggested looking at 'Cradle to Cradle' which was on my reading list but may have to be explored a little earlier. For the last piece before I put my presentation together I have condensed a list of particular product concepts, manufacturing techniques and design philosophies focused around product design. I have become more and more interested in Biomaterials and the philosophy around growing a natural material to enhance ecological design. I wish I had explored them more when looking into 'My Chair' project last year as the final form I had created looked like it had been grown because of it's organic structure.
The next few posts should be focused more on my design agenda areas in relation to products and the companies who manufacture them.
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