After our fist meeting with David, we understood that we should:
Engage the people
Don’t focus on innovation too much
Think about how to make people aware of good design process
Present our findings through a conversation
– The audience
– The space
– The time we have left
Think about how to communicate our manifestos to our audience
Think about design as a process
Make people react; challenge them
We thought about creating a piece of design that would be in constant creation/destruction/evolution.
As posted by Charlotte earlier, it would allow the audience to build what they believe good design is, by assembling some words altogether.
The words the audience would assemble together would be, for example, “sustainable”, “functional”, “durable”, etc, (words picked from our manifestos), but also other aspects that we didn’t mention in our manifestos, including what we believe is negative design, to allow total freedom of though and opinion.
I think we should write at the top of our exhibition piece “Good design is…” and the people would assemble the words together below this sentence.
I have thought about different ways we could achieve this project and came with the following ideas:
1. If the project is exhibited on the floor:
We could cut words from wood (in the Wood Workshop), and let people assemble them altogether on the floor in a designed and delimited area, using as many words as they want.
We could take a picture of the result each time a person takes part in the project.
2. If the project is exhibited on a wall:
We could create homemade stamps, each stamp being one word, and let the people stamp each word on a big piece of white paper (such as A3), hung on the wall, where we would previously have printed “Good design is…” at the top.
There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube that explain how to make homemade stamps from foam and it doesn’t seem to be very complicated.
This idea makes it possible for the audience to take home their “Good Design Poster”.
We can also take a picture of each poster created, to keep a record of it, with an instant camera such as a Polaroid.
Check the outline I’ve made to have a better idea of what I mean!
Tell me what you think!