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 the opportunity to present the theory of Design Naturally to a group of design students and professionals, in the format of an intensive online course at this college in January 2012.
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. A full day was allocated to the presentations of the final works by the participants and giving feedback, and finally in the last session, we had a constructive discussion about different aspects of our experience during the course and the further possibilities of this theory in practice.