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Triangular Design Manifesto.

00_ Design should not be based on formal principles – but always on an idea of society.
01_ Designed forms represent possible social orders and a lot of their contradictions.
02_ Design is everything. Anything could be designed. Everyone is a designer.
03_ Design allows social innovations. Often it is not made by designers.
04_ Design has not scale. It could be small and have great impact.
05_ Design is not an innocent practice. Designers are wicked.
06_ Design should engage people and interact with them.
07_ Design is an interdisciplinary applied science.
08_ Design is a fragment of a concrete utopia.
09_ Design produces critical awareness.
10_ Design makes you think.
11_ Design empowers.
12_ Design!


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1 Oliver Neuland 08/11/2010 at 02:44

“02_Design is everything. Anything could be designed. Everyone is a designer.”

I disagree!
So if everyone is a designer and everything is design, than why do we even bother inventing and using the term? There seemed to be a need to destinguish and name this thing we call design. Therefore we have to be very careful with generalizing terms otherwise they become meaningless. – Not everyone is a designer. But maybe everyone can become a designer.
Not everything is design, but all manmade things have been designed in one way or the other.
Do you think a dog designs when he digs a hole?
Do you think the universe designs when a star colides?
I think the term implys planing and is exclusive ot theactivities of humans.


2 scarponio 08/11/2010 at 10:17

Hi Oliver,
thanks for your comment. I love disagreements. After all this is what design is all about.
So statement N.11 should go like this: “if you do not like this manifesto, instead of bothering with mine, write your own and share it here”.
Thanks. Ant.

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