Playing in Other People's Sandboxes...

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

PLAYING IN OTHER PEOPLE'S…
MIXING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN METHODOLOGIES

David J. Richter-O’Connell, IDSA
Kansas State University, Interior Architecture + Product Design, APDesign

The design professions have never been afraid to break rules, cross disciplines and blur boundaries between objects, environments and experiences in the pursuit of holistic design solutions and systems.  Often design education, accreditation and specialization guidelines result in design ‘silos’ of segmented, segregated and specific skill sets and deliverables.  Design Educators owe developing design students insights into crossovers and commonalities between disparate design processes to better understand, communicate and collaborate with the widest bandwidth of creativity as possible.  Better still, educators and designers can work to further break rules and barriers and create interlaced pathways of creation and discovery.  This paper discusses one such crossover methodological pathway.

 

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