Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Design Science Journal
Papers

Putting Something into Play – Reflections on Video as a Creative Tool in Design

Putting Something into Play – Reflections on Video as a Creative Tool in Design

Year: 2014

Section: Using Technical Tools in Design

Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits

Author: Vibeke Sj

Series: E&PDE

Institution: Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

Section: Using Technical Tools in Design

Pages: 549-554

ISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8

Abstract

In design, video is typically used as a tool for presentation, instruction, or observation. The use of video for creation and discovery as part of the design process is new terrain. This article explores how video as a tool for creation facilitates artistic expression and critical thinking in design education, and consequently how it “puts something into play”.
This study reports the experiences from a product design course that involved the exploration of the potential of the video medium. One of the videos produced during this course is analyzed through an initial description and further explored by semi-structured interviews with the participating students. One unpredicted outcome of the analysis was that the projects incorporated the element of play on multiple levels. Furthermore, it suggests that the use of video as a sketching tool to explore a design task encourages an experimental approach, and testing of ideas in real-life situations with real people. The study mainly reflects on how video as a tool of creation can put things into play in design education. This is explored in light of aesthetic theory, with particular reference to Hans Georg Gadamer’s idea of art as play in his book Truth and Method [1]. The findings suggest that the unexpected effects of putting something into play support discovery of things not already known.

Keywords: play, video, aesthetic practice, design, art, education

Download
ds conferenceE&PDE 2014 16th International conference on Engineering and Product Design

E&PDE 2014 16th International conference on Engineering and Product DesignThe 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. The conference is organised in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society, and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference brings together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies that have an interest...

Read More

Special Interest Group (SIG)Design Education

Design EducationTo bring together academics, designers, training professionals and others throughout the world who have an interest in design education at the tertiary level....

Read More

Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Download
Keywords
Design Science Journal