AN INTENSIVE COURSE ON THE THEORY OF DESIGN NATURALLY
Thanks to Cheryl Akner Koler, a professor in theoretical and applied aesthetics at Konstfack College of Arts, Crafts, and Design, I had a wonderful opportunity to present my master’s thesis, “The Theory of Design Naturally,” to a group of design students and professionals through an intensive online course at Konstfack University in January 2012.
During the course, we engaged in insightful sessions that began with a theoretical background and an introduction to the principles of the theory of Design Naturally in the morning. In the afternoon, we explored hands-on exercises with clay, allowing us to apply these theories and principles practically in the context of a design project.
After the teaching days, participants were encouraged to choose a simple product as a subject matter and given a couple of days to redesign it, applying the principles of the theory of Design Naturally. The course concluded with a full day dedicated to presentations of the final works, where the participants received valuable feedback from both peers and the instructors.
In the last session, we had an enriching discussion about our experiences during the course and explored the potential applications of this theory in practical design scenarios.