Your Design - Your Way, a Design Master Workshop
Using CNC tools and 3D printing welcomes everyone’s will and way of expression. Free from traditional product design disciplines, a unique design approach is emerging- Yours. If you enjoy being in FabLabs or maker spaces, and you are into digital fabrication or just making stuff, then this 2 day workshop might interest you. As a group or individual, the workshop aims to guide authentic expression with a design process. It sets a creative environment for generating ideas and concepts, understanding their potential, and developing them into objects that reflect your character and way of expression. The workshop is not about the technical or production aspects of fabrication, it is a learning experience where you, your qualities, skills, creativity and energy are the focus. Nevertheless, it is a hands on intensive workshop with the goal of producing objects.
Open Design- Products in a Networked Culture.
An Industrial Design Education Program.
Open Design offers an alternative to traditional industrial design education. student create in an unbiased creative scenario, where ideas can be freely expressed, and production, in small or large numbers, is a key outcome of the design process. Moreover, openly sharing ideas, cooperating in problem solving and idea development among the course students, or by web communication with other students, regardless of geographic location, creates a sense of community, a social code of conduct that is similar in many ways to Open Source development practices, and "remix" and share mind sets within music, 2D design, video, photography and text content creators. Open Design is a "grass root" design approach aimed both at web publication and CNC production. It is a design challenge that calls for an integration of all its aspects;
functional, aesthetic, technical, material, production, and cultural, into an object that favors easy, quick and repeatable production. Students are rewarded with a functioning, full scale prototype, precisely manufactured to their design specifications. And since the design is native to the web, and is intended to be used by others, a new aspect of functionality is added: the usability of the design itself. This unique feature of Open Design highlights issues such as simplicity versus complexity, modification possibilities as a value, and technical and design transformation.
Semester course, workshop or lecture are available, all held in English.