I am a Senior Systems Analyst for a local Technology firm, and work with businesses to design and build network solutions to build their workflow and processes. While I enjoy this opportunity, design as a study shouldn’t be limited to modular technical skillsets. We are surrounded by design.
Engineering students (whose ranks I joined briefly) love to boast “ERTW” – Engineers Rule the World. However, in looking at the actual objects we pick up, interactions we have, and the quality of our life, I can’t help but feel that Designers Rule the World to a much greater degree.
This poses the same elitism problem… Design should be cooperative. The more you and I and our friends understand the process that created the objects we use, the more we can understand the man-made world around us. We can bypass assumptions, and apply good design principles to the parts of the world we do control.
I am applying myself towards discovery everything I can about Industrial Design. By reading the books and trade mags. By learning how to use the software and tools of the designer. And by trying to make every experience at least partially a Design field trip. Through this I hope to have some original thoughts, yet be humble enough to listen to those with wisdom in the field.
Thank you for opportunity to share with you what I have found I go about this journey, and would sincerely enjoy your feedback.