Space and Materiality Assignment #2: Reflection on the Ted Talks

Ross Lovegrove:

In Ross Lovegrove’s talk, he conveyed his idea of DNA (Design, Nature, and Art) which interprets a meaning of organic design. In one of his designs, the first digital drawing of the water bottle was simple. As he transformed his design to a more developed design, at the end he was able to present a successful outcome. In his opinion of the water bottle, he admits that he failed to create the bottle and that love of form can touch people’s should and emotion. I agree that observation, curiosity, and instinct work can create amazing art because there will always be a way turn curiosity to serendipity.

Paola Antonelli:

Paola Antonelli made a great point in her presentation, the design is still interpreted as decoration, this caught my attention because of my interest in interior design is also misunderstood as decoration. Her passion for design made me think that everything was designed for a specific matter. Her appreciation of design impacted me into thinking the purpose of design; the gas masks that were designed for the children/babies in Israel influenced the various ways that design may be curated by life. “Better design for better life”

Alice Rawsthorn:

Alice Rawsthorn’s speech was powerful because I learned that the greatest designers are often the most rebellious. For example, Florence Nightingale had a great impact on modern using because of her contribution to healthcare and also Edward Teach and his design of the skull and two bones that signified a meaning of death. I learned that these great designers have helped many people from the past and future which makes them heroes because of their powerful designs. These inspiring and enterprising designers began using technology to improve the everyday lives and communities which can also help change the world. Therefore, this speech highlights the importance of rebel designers.

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