COMD 3504 Spring Semester
Week 1 Reading
Design maintains our connection to the everyday changes our world faces. In other words, in a way, design is one of many things that makes the world go round and round. Most of our daily decisions are influence physically and mental by design. Whether how we plan our day, what we wear, how we look and proceed to act. Overtime, people took a step forward with design, placing it into our clothes, visual art, video production and all forms of entertainment.
In Graphic Design Theory by Helen Armstrong, he really broke down to me how exactly design is reflected on how the work of designer is usually not of their own. Our work is a response to clients, partners and whoever wants us to build a piece for them. I personally enjoy designing my own work such as illustrations and animations, but it becomes difficult when I must produce work for someone else. Perhaps because deeply, our design process will not be the same so our expectations will always be different but usually clients are satisfied with it.
In Bruno Munari’s chapters from Design as Art, he states there are 4 types design. This includes, visual, industrial, graphic and research design. It wasn’t clear if he meant as the major type of design or types of design used by artist designers. I personally would imagine there were several types of design so that is something I will research more about. Seeing as this could be an opportunity to categorize my types of design, in doing improving my own skills. I can say by reading his in-take on design, that I focus on the visual design aspect as I do illustrations. To state the truth, I was able to understand the beginning part of Munari’d document of what a designer is and a little bit of how time has change where one art served a specific purpose is now seen as something else. As his example, explain regarding he horseshoe. On the other hand, I found it quite difficult to follow along when reading towards to end. None the less, these two articles were interesting read on an introduction to design.