Monday, May 02, 2011

Design Culture

It’s a great feeling to know your efforts in promoting design literacy over the years is being commended. ‘Design Culture‘ is a section I created 7 years ago featuring an eclectic body of work from designers coming from different disciplines around the world. Recently, I recalled coming across this article about the site in Guy Julier’s book ‘The Culture of Design’, and my definition on 'design culture', and the site served a good case study.

Here are excerpts from the first edition:

Now into it’s second edition, the book is aimed at students of design studies, design history, cultural studies and sociology. ‘The Culture of Design’ offers a unique overview of design practice in contemporary culture and society. He’s pretty much summed up what ‘design culture’ in it’s context: “Design Culture is the study of the interrelationships between design artefacts, in all their manifestations, the work of designers, design production (including marketing, advertising and distribution) and their consumption.”

Dieter Rams is one great example.

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