Design education

12 December 2011

Noted #22

Noted #22

noted

Cigarette packs, Geo-magnetism, inspiration and crafty Modernists
More links to sites, articles and other things that grabbed our attention over the past week or so.

5 December 2011

Mind and eye ... science and design

Mind and eye ... science and design

henry stanley

CSM Design Science Research Group aims to bridge a gap in understanding
Scientists are often accused of making their work impenetrable. Anatomical slides bearing little resemblance to real life, inscrutable jargon and dense, Latinate passages are widespread in scientific journals and textbooks, leaving non-technical audiences alienated, writes Henry Stanley.

14 November 2011

The ‘Ziggy Stardust’ moment

The ‘Ziggy Stardust’ moment

john l. walters

Snapshots of the final annual two-day St Bride conference ‘Critical Tensions’
There was a ‘Ziggy Stardust’ moment right at the end of  last week’s ‘Critical Tensions’ conference at St Bride Library in London, writes Eye editor John L. Walters, when co-organiser Rob Banham announced that this tenth annual conference was also the final one. There will be more talks and one-day events, but no more two-day ones.

31 October 2011

In the bunker

In the bunker

gerry leonidas

The first TypoLondon stirs things up – and takes the locals by surprise
The first TypoLondon conference took many locals by surprise, writes Gerry Leonidas. It was a big event, nearly filling out the Institute of Education’s uninspiring and bunker-like Logan Hall.

22 August 2011

Picture book

Picture book

john ridpath

A new publication from Newport’s Photographic Art graduates
For Eye 77’s education piece, ‘Out of the Darkroom’, I spoke to academics involved in the undergraduate Photographic Art course at University of Wales, Newport, writes John Ridpath. One of the most interesting recent developments on the course has been the final year publication, introduced in the 2007-08 academic year to offer students something beyond the typical end-of-degree show.

5 August 2011

Noted #5

Noted #5

noted

Type on camera, infographics, outdated technology and fake logos
More links to sites, articles and interviews that grabbed our attention this week.

3 August 2011

Moving and making

Moving and making

Exploring the photographic trends of 2011’s graduate degree shows
Photography is in the throes of a quiet revolution as the medium adapts to our current digital age, writes Amelia Gregory. What technique best suits subject matter is increasingly important and

28 July 2011

Lost in space

Lost in space

archive, homepage

Why do architects believe their wordless buildings are easy to read?
‘Sign designers are convinced that architects don’t like them,’ writes Rob Waller, in his provocative Monitor piece in the latest issue of Eye (no. 80 vol. 20).

21 July 2011

Measure for measure

Measure for measure

alexander ecob

A closer look at some neglected rules for typographic design.
When we opened Taschen’s new English edition of Letter Fountain to photograph it for Ben Archer’s review in Eye 80, there was a slim implement (below) that I assumed had gone the way of composing sticks and Letraset sheets, writes Alexander Ecob.

7 July 2011

On the make

On the make

Design (Inquiry) in the time of low budgets and tight deadlines
‘Make do’ may sound like a somewhat muted call to action for designers, but as the topic of the recent DesignInquiry gathering, it struck a rich vein of productivity and discussion, writes Peter Hall. In the age of diminished budgets, diminishing natural resources and diminished faith in grand narratives, to make do becomes a responsible way forward for designers, one that involves embracing observation, reuse and negotiation as creative modes of operation.
 
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