Studio Learning Task 1 – What is Design?
Q1. What was the industrial revolution? When did it occur? How did industrialisation lead to the creation of the design profession? How was industrial manufacturing different from the traditional way of making a product and what role did the designer play in creating new products?
The industrial revolution, which began in England around the 19th century, was the transition of a once rural and agricultural society into one in which new manufacturing processes were introduced. Industrialisation gave way to more jobs, and with products beginning to be produced in factories or with more advanced equipment, it meant that the product design and the actual production were no longer done by the same…show more content… Q4 The work of the designer has five major focal points, which are outlined in the reading on p.14 - list these and explain what you understand each one to mean for the designer and their profession. If you are studying design, then explain these points in relation to your design discipline. * Artistic/aesthetic – The design of a product is what your intended audience will first see, so it’s important to have an appealing aesthetic. Things within this realm may include the choice of colour or the shape and feel of the object or design. * Technical/functional – Though the aesthetic is what will draw someone into the design, it must still be functional. This point I believe refers to consciously designing so it still does what it was initially intended to do, and the design doesn’t interfere with the functionality. * Marketing orientation – Ensuring that you are marketing your design toward the correct audience. This could mean taking into consideration your audience when designing and making sure the design is appropriate. * Theoretical/scientific - I’m not particularly sure about this one? Perhaps the designer has to take into account whether or not their design is theoretically possible, or the way their audience will perceive the design. * Organisational/administrative –The way in