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Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s design . Lesley Pearce Technology National Coordinator Team Solutions The Auckland University. Level 8 Learning Objective. Knowledge of Design
Technology National Coordinator
The Auckland University
Knowledge of Design
And what personal criteria do we use
Okay we all know plastic bottles are evil. They consume massive amounts of energy to produce, statistically only spend 30 minutes in our hands before spending the next thousand years in a landfill. So what criteria do we use to judge the quality of the design?
What criteria did they use?
The design of the Mac wasn't what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it's all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it.Steve Jobs
In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed.
—are offset by values like
The current issue of Metropolis makes a case for ten criteria for evaluating design arguments today, in the troubled economic, ecological, and political climate of the early 21st century. Arguably, these criteria provide an ethical framework for evaluating design so that the long-established yardsticks—design that is functional, beautiful, enduring, well made—are offset by values like affordability, accessibility, ergonomic strength, social benefit and necessity, and emotional resonance. No argument could meet all these criteria, but it might satisfy a few. More to the point, a loose framework gets us beyond the problem of labeling design as good or bad, or seeing problems as solvable. There are no solutions to design problems. There are only responses in the form of arguments.
Is it still a good design in the new climate of…/Think of the use of steel/leather etc
Architectural draftsman-turned famous rapper, Ice Cube, takes a tour of the LA he loves and visits the house of design visionaries, Charles and Ray Eames. This clip’s worth a watch.
“Undertake a critique of a technological outcome’s design.” External 4 credits
Explain, (Means to give a reason or reasons – an explanation answers the question "why?" or "how does that work?" If the text includes "because" or "so that", it will be to explain something)