Category: Design Things

Four Historical Perspectives on Architecture – Technē

Where today we tend to split things down into smaller and smaller groups and parts, it seems that in Greece (we’re talking before current era Greece), there was no definitive distinction between art and craft. Instead it was all technē, which relied on and was developed through empirical experience, cultural memory, and strategies to circumvent…

By JR September 18, 2019 0

Four Historical Definitions of Architecture – Part 1

Another one on the recommendation list that a scholar architect friend of mine recommended was Four historical definitions of architecture. Architecture is often pointed to as a grandfather to design, and in other cases is identified as design itself. This book seems like it will be an interesting look at some different perspectives on Western…

By JR September 17, 2019 0

Objects of Desire: The First Industrial Designers

An architect and game-scholar friend of mine recommended a few books and articles related to the origin and identity of architects and designers. Having been surrounded by designers in my formative years as an instructional designer, I often felt like a bit of an outsider. I’m sure I’ve mentioned in another post about attending a…

By JR August 21, 2019 0