everyday hero: intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

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everyday design hero:
intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”

philosopher ludwig wittgenstein

01) lightness . . .

02) enhancing civility . . .

03) beautility . . .

04) robust, resilient & repairable . . .

05) embracing aspects of homo ludens . . .

06) anthropomorphic . . .

07) adaptable | transformable . . .

08) intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

09) accessible to 90% of the world . . .

10) a variation on a theme . . .

11) ephemeral . . .

12) wabi-sabi (grows better with time &/or use) . . .

13) improvisation . . .
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i know that in my own work, the best things are things that just happened. images that were suddenly caught and that i hadn’t anticipated. we don’t know what the unconscious is, but every so often something wells up in us. it sounds pompous
nowadays to talk about the unconscious, so maybe it’s better to say, ‘chance’.
i believe in a deeply ordered chaos and in the rules of chance. i have to hope
that my instincts will do the right thing . . .

francis bacon
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suggested reading &/or the dialects of design continued, intuitive | self-explanatory:

01) bodin, frank. do it, with love. mainz, verlag hermann schmidt, 2015.
02) bodin, frank. is it love? mainz, verlag hermann schmidt, 2021.
03) duits, thimo de, editor. dinge: sammlung museum boijmans van beuningen. ostfildern, cantz verlag, 1998.
04) fulton suri, jane. thoughtless acts ?. san francisco, chronicle books, 2005.
05) gladwell, malcolm. blink: the power of thinking without thinking.
boston, back bay books, little, brown, 2005.
06) jongejans, charles. allesbehalve plat. amsterdam, de buitenkant, 1989.
07) jongerius, hella. i don’t have a favourite colour.
creating the vitra colour & material library.
berlin, gestalten, 2016.
08) lupton, ellen, and andrea lipps. the senses: design beyond vision.
new york, princeton architectural press, 2018.
09) martens, karel. printed matter/drukwerk. london, hyphen press, 2001.
10) morrison, jasper. a world without words. baden, lars müller publishers, 1998.
11) morrison, jasper, and naoto fukasawa. super normal sensations of the ordinary.
baden, lars müller publishers, 2007.

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posted 13 October 2021

categories design, education