COMD3504 - Section OL10 - Spring 2021

Author: Camila farias (Page 2 of 2)

Assignment 3

The possibilities these authors envision for their immediate futures is a future that consists of moving forward and not backwards. They believed that technology is, or in the case of designing art that isn’t traditional, can lead to social change and purposeful change.

The role the authors imagine technology would play in shaping the futures is the social changes it will case. In Rodchenko’s Constructivism it was a movement that consisted of political, cultural and social changes. As for the Futurism manifesto, Marinetti spoke on how technology will change society because of its originality.

These artists anticipated that art and design would follow a movement of change and innovation in culture and society. The common views these authors share is letting go of the classic traditional bourgeois art and instead moving forward to change. What they may disagree on is that in the Manifesto, Marinetti talks highly of violence and conflict. As for Rodchenko ’s constructivism he wanted to rebuild a society that was destroyed because of the war. 

Elements from the text that remain relevant for the present is the consist changes that are occurring because of technology and the originality of ideas that can help a society. Elements that are problematic is the concept of destroying Museums and Libraries, it would be destructive because it is history and without history how can one learn to create a better future. Another, was Marinetti’s manifesto exalting violence.

Assignment 2

Language is a system of communication . There are many forms of languages. Language is distinguished by other forms of communication by being somewhat arbitrary.  Language can be somewhat arbitrary because the relationship between “signified and signifier” are constantly being shifted. Symbols and icons are related to language because it is considered a signifier and visually one can associate with what is being communicated.

Signs, signifiers, and the signified are demonstrated in general communication and graphic communication as a concept and sound-image. Language has shaped design historically because with time there is change and the shift between signifier and signified is affected. 

Design can accomplish things that language cannot because design can be communicated visually and verbally without using the word of language. Language itself isn’t completely universal since its constantly being changed. The relationship between language and design in today’s culture is trying to communicate to people what they need to understand. With design its more of a communicative message and with language its more of a speech.

Assignment 1b

The role design should play in society is the collaboration of designers and the public in order to create the balance of life. By this, designers engage more with the world instead of designing for the sole purpose of authorship. It is a designer’s social responsibility to engage in their “societies politically and culturally”. Additionally, what distinguishes the field of design to other creative occupations is that the field of design is expanding because of the engagement it has globally. Its no longer restricted by certain objective communication.

Designers should concern themselves with unsolvable theoretical questions because there’s so many theories about design and as a designer you should recognize what kind of designer you are. Whether you are a rational, self expressive, prosumer, universal, or anonymous designer. Theories can play a huge role on how you want to communicate design. The role that technology plays in shaping design is that it makes it easier for designers to create more “form and content”. It brings a more collective authorship, in which makes designers more universal.

The most urgent problems facing designers today is that there are constant changes happening. Keeping up to date can be difficult and the process of  “form to be functional” constantly needs to be enhanced. However, having a method when designing  can make the process easier. For instance, a graphic designer can design a poster to inform and communicate with the public using techniques and methods they know in order to do so. The designer is responsible for solving these problems because they are the ones that connect art and the public, in order to respond to the needs that are being demanded. 

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