Design Proposal: Who are you as a Designer?

Design & Technology
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As Charles Mingus said that, “Making the simple complicated in commonplace; making the complicated simple is creativity.” Design is all about creativity. Creation, innovation, utility, and sustainability when grouped together give rise to a design that is remembered and cherished.


For many, design is about bringing together of ideas and then developing them into a technology that can be used by humans (techitoutuk, 2013); but design and technology go beyond this. The way human society evolves, it is in continuous need for innovative solutions, as any solution can be temporarily valid or to some an extent correct; the evolving society demands evolving design and technology, as what is unique today will be obsolete tomorrow (techitoutuk, 2013). Design and technology offers a window of opportunity to design and develop technologies using an array of materials, and gain insight into what kind of an impact these technologies are having on the environment in general and society in specific (techitoutuk, 2013). For me Design emerges from man’s inherent need for change, versatility and innovation; whereas, technology emerges from the need to socialize and share what has been created. Initially for me design and technology could have been just about creating uniqueness but soon many other concepts merged into it and design and technology began to echo a more deeper meaning, that revolves around characteristics like emotional designing, biomimicry, sustainability and most significantly a reflection of the very nature that surrounds us. ...
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