A SHORT COURSE ON THE THEORY OF DESIGN NATURALLY
This was the second time I had the chance to present the Theory of Design Naturally as a short course in Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design. It was February 2014. There were almost 14 first-year students of industrial design, participating in this two weeks intensive course.
Same as the first time, the agenda of the first few sessions was so that in the morning, we began with the theoretical background and introduction to the principles of the theory, and after the lunch break, we continued with some hands-on exercises with clay to see how the theories and principles could be applied in the context of a design project. When the teaching days ended, all the participants were asked to choose a simple product as a subject matter and were given a couple of days to redesign that product by applying the principles of the theory of Design Naturally. In the end, a full day was allocated to the presentations of the final works by the participants and giving feedback. I was almost always present in the class when the students were working, both to help and also hear their comments and thoughts on their experience in applying the theory of Design Naturally in Practice.