Patterns generate relationships between people and things

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September 20, 2012

Patterns generate relationships between people and things

Talk given at the second Milton Keynes Geek Knight, Sep 20, 2012

Write-up on the blog at http://cole007.net/blog/123/milton-keynes-geek-night

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September 20, 2012
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  1. Patterns enerate relationships between people and thin s @cole007

  2. 20 minutes

  3. 2012

  4. 3800 BC

  5. Neolithic pottery

  6. “What do these patterns mean?” “What are these patterns of?”

    “What are these patterns for?”
  7. Questions not to ask of decoration

  8. “What are these decorations of?” “What are these decorations for?”

  9. ?

  10. ? ? ? ? ? ? Questions that emphasise the

    visual …
  11. ? ? ? ? ? ? … emphasise the product

  12. “the carvin s are not pointin outwards - mutely tryin

    to say somethin - they are an essential element of the material and the social principle on which they occur” Maurice Bloch
  13. What is Craftsmanship?

  14. #1 The Craftsman is a conduit + +

  15. #2 Craftin is transformative

  16. #3 Craftin is social

  17. #4 Craftin binds

  18. “Patterns enerate relationships between people and thin s” Alfred Gell

  19. Web Desi n

  20. Web Desi n 1997

  21. <hack>

  22. Borrowed Tools

  23. Borrowed Processes

  24. Desi n first

  25. Desi n first

  26. None
  27. 2012

  28. New Technolo ies

  29. New Devices

  30. Same process

  31. None
  32. None
  33. Our processes are broken

  34. Cult of the Aesthetic

  35. What can Web Desi n learn from Craftsmanship?

  36. The Desi ner is a conduit + +

  37. “Pure visual desi ners need to learn new skills. Photoshop

    and Fireworks are like brin in a knife to a unfi ht.” Andy Clarke
  38. Desi n is transformative

  39. Desi n is social

  40. Desi n is bindin

  41. Thanks! Font: Bariol Icons: Symbolicons Line