Design Reflection

Design is a very interesting concept. It’s all around us. So much so that we even notice it. The late Bill Moggridge once stated that it doesn’t occur to most people that everything is designed — that every building and everything they touch in the world is designed. I find this to be very true. We’ve become so used to everything around us that we don’t always see them as designs but rather a building, piece of furniture, or object. Just about everything we use has been designed in some shape or form.

Designs are everywhere, some are created on purpose and some come about while trying to do something else. I can imagine there being a time that a house was supposed to be built a certain way but a measurement or a design element was left out causing a new creation to be formed. I’ve done this plenty of times. When in class, I would attempt to do something following the way a teacher does it but I may skip a step or add an additional step which leads to a new creation.

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