Preserving Culture in Design

DS 78: Proceedings of the 16th International conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE14), Design Education and Human Technology Relations, University of Twente, The Netherlands, 04-05.09.2014

Year: 2014
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits
Author: Leininger, Troy Austin
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Brigham Young University, Utah, USA
Section: Design Education and Design Cultures
Page(s): 263-267
ISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8


Technology has created a new culture, a new community - the online community. The ability to interact with a person 8.000 kilometres away has all but dissolved boundaries that once existed. This super-connectivity unifies the human race; but as cultures blend, some aspects are lost. As designers we need to recognize this trend and return to our roots - return to what makes us who we are.
The Cikrak chair by Adrien Garder

Keywords: Culture, globalization, design


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