The Art/Design Exchange Revitalized

Author:
Trygve Faste
Company/School:
University of Oregon

THE ART/DESIGN EXCHANGE REVITALIZED

Trygve Faste, IDSA
Assistant Professor
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.

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