I came across this website, and I thought it was perfect for this class. They are all different design posters about, well, design. Some of them are really cool. Here is the link to view more:
These sort of got me thinking about my project, and what I would like to explore about design. I came to the realization that there are so many definitions of design and different opinions about it. I wondered if anyone really knows what design is. I certainly can't say for sure, so I thought it would be wise to try to get a better sense of what it can be.
I'll start with what I already know about the basics of design. In our studies, we work mostly with print and video or web, the 2-D space of paper and monitor. We use our sense of sight to absorb this information, which is one thing designers take advantage of. We can be tricked into seeing something if it is cleverly disguised as something else. Shapes can seem to be without beginning or end, like Escher's staircases.
However, in the realm of 3-D, much more is possible because of a certain level of interaction that doesn't exist in the second dimension. Though we rely heavily on our eyes and ears to make sense of things, our tactile faculties are more sensitive. We extend our definition of truth to what we can touch and feel. But unlike the second dimension, 3-D is limited by the boundaries of physics; it is not possible to create a cube with no beginning and no end.
I figured there could be more to go on here, so I will make this the subject of my project and see what else I can learn.