The Exchange Between the "Maker" and the "Made"

Author:
David Richter-O’Connell
Company/School:
Kansas State University

THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE “MAKER” AND THE “MADE”

David Richter-O’Connell
Professor
Kansas State University

The presentation explores tangible and intangible, intrinsic and extrinsic motivators and rewards of the design/make process from historic and contemporary points of view.  The author then seeks strategies and methodologies for teaching and discussing some of the less tangible intrinsic outcomes- developing a personal design philosophy and gaining spiritual and/or emotional benefit from the acts of designing and building- into a design curriculum.  This is an early and ongoing research initiative and the author will share some initial results and continued strategies for upcoming lectures and studios.

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