One of the weekly Reference Repository I've been making. I'm always reflecting on meaning of design and the responsibility that comes with mastery of certain skills. If we can do anything with this set of knowledge, besides keeping us fed and clothed what else can we do with it? What else must we do with it?
Design can influence how we inform ourselves: delivery of information. I told myself long time ago that I want my design and illustration to tell a visual narrative of things that matter, that keeps us grounded. Entering into an art program within a university was first step in actualizing that goal. My four years at college gave me the verbal coherency and understanding the importance of research.
Recently I attempted to define the term design for myself and my conversations with Becca went like this:
Me: "For me design seems to be a process of negotiations arriving to a place of agreement using medium most appropriate to meet that agreement. I feel like I am better at gaging what makes it a good design, or comparing two design works than defining it. More I am learning about design methods and those who shape the field, I am questioning the definition of it all. I am most curious of your definition because you are one of the professional in the field I can have conversation about in person. I assume the term and practice is different for everyone, and I am curious what your personal criteria/definition/philosophy is."
Becca: "I really respond to what you said about design being "a process of negotiations"—this is quite an eloquent articulation of our process. In a given prompt or project we work with a multitude of terms, strategies, and variables, and it's all about how we bring those disparate elements together and how they push and pull on one another to arrive at engaging visual output."
we plan to further talk about in person.