THE ART/DESIGN EXCHANGE REVITALIZED
Trygve Faste, IDSA
University of Oregon
Current trends in new technology and contemporary practice are a strong justification for a renewed exchange of ideas between the increasingly divided fields of studio art and product design. This paper argues that both disciplines can benefit when there is a cross-pollination of processes and ideas between studio art and design. These areas of benefit are divided into seven sections covering the following categories: Shared Fundamentals, Thinking by Doing, Adding Value, Drawing as Thinking, 3D Visualization of Things That Don’t Yet Exist, Rapid Prototyping = Rapid Sculpting, andHistorical Context & Relevance Beyond the Functional. With an increasedinterplay of ideas and methods between the art and design disciplines potential advancement in each can take place.