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Design Thinking—De+Sign Think=De+Think Sign
“Design is always changing. It continually transforms how we engage with each other and our world in new and exciting ways. New processes, strategies and technologies are invented. Historical precedents are reevaluated and critiqued. Innovative storytelling and narrative techniques are formed. Who are those driving this constant process of change? Designers, educators, curators, and authors are among those who are actively reshaping the creative process, directing currents in contemporary culture, and redefining the meaning of design.”—AIGA, Chicago
- What did design thinking mean at the beginning of the 20th Century? During the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s, 1950’s, 1960’s, 1980’s, after 9/11?
- What does it mean when design leads vs. follows other cultural trends?
- How does Zeitgeist influence, or is effected by, design thinking?
Please read the following:
Look for the reasons (technological, geographical, cultural, belief, etc.) that influenced their development. Apply design thinking.
1. Preface to the first edition
2. Invention of Writing—Chapter 1
- Cave drawings
- Pictographs, Petroglyphs
- Rosetta Stone
3. Alphabets—Chapter 2
- Greek uncials
- Roman Capitals
4. Asian Contribution—Chapter 3
5. Illuminated Manuscripts—Chapter 4
- Book of Kells, Lindsfarne Gospels, Book of Durrow
- Carolinian Minuscules
- Feudal System
- Carolingian Minuscules
- Textura— Black Letter, Old English
- Ars Moriendi