posted over 3 years agoResonance; A Look at Culture and Form & Colour
As we decidedly call ourselves “designers”, it is important to realize that we are always designing for someone. That someone (the user), being human and existing within nature, perpetually exists within the context of culture. These existing cultures have a heavy influence on the user’s experience when relating to the material and non-material cultural elements that we as designers create. What’s more, culture is ever changing.
I wrote this simple report over 3 years ago on a whim for my Advanced Form and Colour class. It attempts to describe the Relationships Between Culture and Form & Colour and the inherent roles that designers must take on when designing for culture. The conclusion may seem relatively obvious, but the content of the report does touch on some basic, but important, sociological topics that could assist us in our understanding of the users within the cultures we design for.
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Please forgive my horrible lack of proper footnoting, image referencing and visual styling (and likely proper spelling and grammar!). I would like to change my ways in subsequent reports and would also very much like to revisit this report to bring it up to my standards.
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