15 questions to answer about seminar in contemporary design Short Answer Format
15 questions to answer about seminar in contemporary design
Short Answer Format, 2 para
(1) Reflect on design in 2020. Examine several artifacts that you believe will have a lasting impact on society, and share why.
(2) Why is criticism crucial to the profession of design? Discuss various approaches to criticism, and acknowledge works read in class that you’ve found to be exemplary.
(3) Speak about the pivotal role of the manifesto, and give at least two instances in which you’ve felt a manifesto prompted a great change. (Include who, when, why, impact)
(4) What were some stand-out approaches to art-making that the Bauhaus School of Design is presently known for? Do you find that the Bauhaus curriculum is still present in current design education? If so, how?
(5) Describe some of the criticisms of the Bauhaus School of Design. Offer in-class readings/videos as evidence. Share your own critique alongside, in support, or in an argument.
(6) Critique Modernism offering several of our readings as evidence for your theories.
(7) Compare/Contrast Modernism and Postmodernism. Offer several of our readings as supporting content for your comparison.
(8) Explain Radical Modernism.
(9) Whose voice is behind the phrase “Less is a Bore” and explain his impact on 21st-century design?
(10) Summarize the objective of Venturi/Scott Brown/Izenour’s trip to Las Vegas. As an educational experience, speak to the vast difference in this exercise, as opposed to those of the Modernist era. Share a few theories that developed from the trip that were discussed in the excerpt read in class.
(11) How has technology played a role in graphic design advancement, as well as decline? Speak to the parallels in changing movements, design school curriculum, experimentation, and production. Offer several of our readings as evidence for your theories, as well as the video “Graphic Means.”
(12) In “The Medium is the Message” what does McLuhan mean when he says, “content of any medium is always another medium.”
(13) Describe/Define New Wave Typography and share several designers that were considered masters of the movement.
(14) Share how Katherine McCoy arrived at integrating a Postmodern practice into the Cranbook School of Design. How was her work perceived, and how do you, as a current design student feels about it.
(15) Tibor Kalman’s “First Things First” manifesto proclaimed that designer’s skills should be put to worthwhile use. How did his participation in the 42nd Street Development Project reflect his approach to design?