This document testifies the attempt at critically interpreting certain formative models of the designer from an evolutionary point of view. The criteria used to draw up a historical mapping and perform a reading of some interesting contemporary case histories concern the comparison between the subjective approach (the unveiling of the author’s personality and different identity, considered as a subject under formation), on one hand, and the objective reproducibility of a process (project methodology), on the other. We have off set this line of interpretation with the relationship between the concept of trans-disciplinary (an encoded approach of transferring methods and tools from other disciplines), and that of non-disciplinary or “undisciplined” (in the sense of transcending the disciplines and therefore looking for innovation “outside the rules”). This analysis comprises profi les resulted from specifically disciplinary educational traditions (artistic and polytechnic); however, a profi le that is not formable within modern schools and which generates “out-of-context” designers also emerges. Lastly, a new profile is outlined that insists on learning rules and methodologies, but makes the disobedience of said rules and methods the margin of originality and distinction (which depends on the qualities of the designer and his/her subjective capacity and creativity).

From Trans-disciplinary to Undisciplined Design Learning: Educating through/to Disruption

CELASCHI, FLAVIANO;LUPO, ELEONORA
2013

Abstract

This document testifies the attempt at critically interpreting certain formative models of the designer from an evolutionary point of view. The criteria used to draw up a historical mapping and perform a reading of some interesting contemporary case histories concern the comparison between the subjective approach (the unveiling of the author’s personality and different identity, considered as a subject under formation), on one hand, and the objective reproducibility of a process (project methodology), on the other. We have off set this line of interpretation with the relationship between the concept of trans-disciplinary (an encoded approach of transferring methods and tools from other disciplines), and that of non-disciplinary or “undisciplined” (in the sense of transcending the disciplines and therefore looking for innovation “outside the rules”). This analysis comprises profi les resulted from specifically disciplinary educational traditions (artistic and polytechnic); however, a profi le that is not formable within modern schools and which generates “out-of-context” designers also emerges. Lastly, a new profile is outlined that insists on learning rules and methodologies, but makes the disobedience of said rules and methods the margin of originality and distinction (which depends on the qualities of the designer and his/her subjective capacity and creativity).
STRATEGIC DESIGN RESEARCH JOURNAL
disruption in education; undisciplined design; trans-disciplinarity in design; design education
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