Uncreative Design


Namita posted Reading Responses Week 8 in Reading Responses, Uncategorized

1.”such a collection of ephemeral treasure is an example of how we find the things that tell us who we are…”
Are collections created for ourselves or for others?
2. “A collection is usually an attempt to somehow take hold of the world around us, to control at least a few of its parts.”
What is the difference between the act of collection with the act of preservation?
3. Does there need to be a common thread tying the objects together in a collection?

Namita posted Reading Responses Week 5 in Uncategorized

1) Is there a distinction between how authorship is dealt with in Design vs. Fine Arts?
2) In response to Lupton and Abbotts’ “…a romantic theory of self-expression.” versus the Crystal Goblet theory…How is Design in the context of art school different from design out in the ‘real world’? Is there a difference? Should there be a difference?
3) Is Design more powerful when the author is acknowledged or when the author is invisible?


Keela posted Response in Uncategorized

How does the structure of the essay lend itself to the idea of junkspace?

Does junkspace need non-junkspace to survive?

We create junkspace, we consume it…and then what?


Dana posted Reading Responses – last time : ( in Reading Responses, Uncategorized

1 – “Because it cannot be grasped, Junk space cannot be remembered ” , in a way it remind me a lot of graphic design. is just another layer in the junk space. making sure that is branded and unforgettable, in a way trying to save it from becoming junk space – justify it ? ( we forget so many brands and so many beautiful graphic design work)

2-“Junkspace knows all your emotions, all your desires ” – maybe it is something that we feel good about. life is complicated, why not let someone – the junks pace – to provide you everything you need ? no need to things, decision are made for you, arrangements are made for you , is life easier that way ?

3 – “Change has been divorced from the idea of improvement. There is no progress; , is it true also about graphic design ? and how the entire idea of remix culture can connect with this ? maybe we don’t need progress  – we don’t need to be that innovated – we need this divorce. to start going deep into what we have right now. figuring out this junk space that has been created.

tina posted questions week 8 in Uncategorized

Karel Martens says designers put on special hats, and that he rather work in the same language that he talks, and think in the same language that he sees. Are we wearing special hats? Does design separate us from the language that we talk and see?

Do we have an obligation, as designers, to do something with the things we like and can’t let go of? To make meaning for them?

Do you see collecting as being a victim to your own obsessions?

Amanda posted Der Berliner Schüssel in Uncategorized

Der Berliner Schlüssel/ The Berlin Key from Michael Froehlich on Vimeo.

christina posted week 7 ?s in response to How to Do Words with Things in Uncategorized

in How to Do Words with Things, what is meant by “meaning does not pre-exist technology”? Do we agree?

Latour suggests that there are socio-political implications and power wielded by the Berlin key that Berliners are less aware of because it comes in the form of steel, not words. How does this relate to current use of information technology?

If we consider the role of the Concierge in Berlin, who is the Concierge of today’s technology?

Do you agree that it is impossible to “do technology” without being a sociologist and vice versa?

Dana posted Reading Responses – Week 6 – Default in Uncategorized



1. How can Graphic Design Effect the user thought about a program ? if the default will be good and designed will we still change it ? why default can be more designed? when it will be more designed , it will stop be default ?

2. Default feel sometimes like ugly, boring and  with a lack of designer touch. why cant we be a part of something “ugly” ? Default was designed by someone. why do we have so much urge every time to personalize our programs / apps / profiles and so ..


tina posted week 7 questions in Uncategorized

Latour points out that the material world confronts us only to serve as a mirror for social relations. How so?

“[A]ll devices that seek to annul, destroy, subvert, circumvent a program of action are called anti-programs.” How can graphic design function as an anti-program?

Why is a distinction made between intermediary and mediator?

Prashast posted NOSTALGIC SOUNDS in Uncategorized