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EVALUATE – 3. Shape the World (History)

Designs, Designers and Products that changed the way we see or do tasks.

Who are the designers that have shaped the past?

The list of designers is endless, you haven’t enough time to study them all.

Have a look at the selection in the PowerPoint and follow the path when you find ones you like.

Some examples to research are –

  • Harry Beck,
  • Ferdinand Porsche,
  • Raymond Loewy,
  • Sir Alex Issigonis &
  • Philip Stark.​​​​​​​

What are the current designs changing our future?

Mobile phones, oh how last century forged the way for technology, now the Smartphone are forever developing and making leaps.

New hardware and software is hidden inside the phone so is hard to imagine.

What are the products that will change our future?

Wow – Personal spaceships, Transporter Beams? Who knows were you will take technology.

Maybe in the near future wearable technology how small will it go?

Sensors to see things and guess what will happen before it does and then prevent it.

Dream the future and make it happen.

Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-

  1. 70 Designers
  2. Engineering for Kids

Video Links to learn about the history of Design

  1. Gothic Revival: Design in a Nutshell (1/6)
  2. Arts and Crafts: Design in a Nutshell (2/6)
  3. Bauhaus: Design in a Nutshell (3/6)
  4. Modernism: Design in a Nutshell (4/6)
  5. American Industrial Design: Design in a Nutshell (5/6)
  6. Postmodernism: Design in a Nutshell (6/6)

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