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The changing role of design

September 7th, 2009 3 Comments

SOMETHING interesting is happening in the world of design. Many artists think of designers as marginally above advertising executives in the creative food chain. They’re the poor cousins, the guns for hire, the ethically challenged and morally questionable distant relatives of the fine arts. After all, designers are the people whose job it is to […]

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Designers, what do you reckon?

August 24th, 2009 5 Comments

My Age column next week is on “Intelligent design” (couldn’t resist the pun) or how design is metamorphasing from function or a skill to a crucial connection point between most other creative fields. I’m wondering if any designers have any observations or comments about the changing role and perception of design? Particularly interested in the […]

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A facebook Experiment

March 1st, 2009 7 Comments

I am conducting a little experiment over at Facebook. I’m trying to work out whether it is possible to somehow round up all those people who don’t quite fit the “Art” boxes and as a result never get a seat at the table. My theory is that a relatively small number of highly centralised and […]

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