Saturday, September 19, 2009

Design for Life

I watched the first episode of "Design for Life" a reality show starring Philippe Starck. It's an effort by the BBC to create a new design language in Britian.

What I found interesting is the design process that Stark promotes is in line with what we at OCAD have been told since we started at this school; that design is about enriching peoples lives, and to always question whether a new product needs to be created or not.

It's interesting to see the results of a more classical design education that differs from ours and what kind of designers and mindsets they produce.

Design for Life from design on Vimeo.

The way Starck picked his top 12 is sketchy, and probably didn't yield the best 12 candidates, but it's an interesting watch nevertheless.

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1 comment:

  1. I think it's charming that state media in Britain wants to promote good taste in design amongst the British Public. Reminds me of Edward Kaufmann Jr.'s Good Design program at the MOMA in the 50's and Deutscher Werkbund before that. I don't watch tv, but I think Canadians who do watch it would love to see something like that on cbc or TVO.