The course structure foresees the reconstruction in phases and successive elaborations of all the elements of context that come into relation with the object of the design process (product, space, service, communication artifact…) influencing its characteristics and creating the “platform” of elements that make its development possible.
The set of contextual elements is the scenario on which the construction of the design brief is based, that is the explanation of all the elements that contribute to define a new product. This is not the result of a deterministic vision of design as a direct consequence of the elements of context - production, resources, market, context of use - but the formalization of a practice that in the Italian context has historically fueled the ability to continuously and constantly innovate. Design research thus becomes the tool through which the awareness of the system of available resources is built by creating an organized knowledge platform, a metadesign, which already contains all the elements defining the product.
You can access the course absolutely free of charge and completely online.
No prerequisite knowledge is required. Nevertheless, to have a basic understanding of the design discipline and founding theories, Students are invited to read:
- Heskett, J. (2005). Design: A very short introduction (Vol. 136). Oxford University Press.
- Disegno industriale: un riesame, 1991, “Campi del sapere” n. 142, Feltrinelli.