From: Howard Ray Lawrence 814 238 9535 <HRL@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 10:17:00 EDT
Part of the philosophy of design used by Japanese product designers is
to take the best product, and improve it. Sweets gives the designer this
opportunity. That basic design research can lead to new applied designs
another matter. That is, understanding applied (architectural) design only
at the "secondary",rather than the primary design level, is a very superficial
way to approach design.
Another way of looking at the problem of educating design students is
to provide the foundation for design understanding. For example, basic
design cannot be understood by learning it via applied design. Applied
design cannot be understood by learning it via basic design. The two
areas of study require an intellectual ability on the part of the designer
to make the connection between basic and applied design. The designer must
take this responsibility, not the teacher. It is the learner's responsibility.
Discussion please...! Thanks. Howard
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Subject: Re: SWEETS Catalog
Date: Wed, 18 May 1994 03:13:15 GMT
robc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Rob Cummings) writes:
>We're taught to avoid SWEETS. Why limit yourself to other's standards?
>Why not design your OWN solutions to problems?
'Cause you ain't got enough time and/or money.
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