Timeline NOV 26

The timeline experience was actually pretty interesting in my eyes. It gave us as students a better and visual idea as to how often new material, places, spaces, objects, and buildings were created that served some significance within its design. I learned the different things each person found important and the many different reasons. Also how similar designs were progressively changed over the years. I don’t believe my sense of design shifted as a result of this project.


Who Leads Design: Nov 19, 2013

Who leads design? The way I see it, we could look at this in many perspectives. When is comes to design every person in the process plays a very key role to bring the design to life.

Many people may say the designer leads design. This person comes up with a design suitable to for whatever object, space, or place and creates a design to satisfy the client. A designer can come up with any design or new style or design and influence other designers and people all over to mimic the idea, creating something that can possibly turn into an international or global style.

I would also say we as individuals lead design. Many people look forward to that time where they are able to have their own homes, design it the way they want and share their ideas. Designers aren’t the only ones who tend to think outside the box. Often, a client can come up with a particular design but may need the assistance of someone with more knowledge and experience to help bring that design into his or her home.

Everyday someone is creating something, inventing something, drafting ideas, and Sharing them with friends, family, and people all over; and doing so without having the title of a “designer”.

Leading design doesn’t mean being a the head and lead of all designs to be designed and past designs, but it’s could mean who is in charge of a particular step in making a design possible. The plumber, electrician, etc.

International Vs Global: Nov 15., 2013

In the 1960’s, to be international I feel like meant maybe one style shared between 2 nations or one style eventually being introduced to one nation from another vs a particular style being spread and shared nation wide.

In today’s culture to be global means to involve the world as a whole, any nation and not just a particular nation or too. Today for example we have worldwide teachers and students researching to get a better understanding of the global environment. Or how designers all over work together for global building and manufacturing ideas.

Comparing International and Global I personally see a lot of similarities but I think the important difference between the two however would be
That international has a lot to do with a style of short being shared between 2 nations where global couldn’t be any and every nation. I always believe the idea in something being international can definitely turn into something global as time goes on and depending on what is actually being shared.

Charles and Ray Creations: Nov 12, 2013


Another Design created by Charles and Ray a Eames is the House of Cards in 1952. This design is actually a structure of a house, made out of cards with different prints and designs in which each design or print reflected something significant in the couples life. This structure serves a great meaning to Charles and Ray Eames around this time and they also created more types of House of Card structures.

Residential vs Commercial: Nov 7. 2013



I believe what happened in the commercial world did diverge from the residential sphere. As we know residential design are focused on house designs and building homes whereas commercial designs focus on various Venus, however; there are similarities that can give one a reason to believe commercial may have echoed residential design.

Residential buildings are a lot smaller and take up less room. They are design for the comfort of a few people whereas a commercial building is for a group and abundance of people.

House are typically built in a suburban area with many other homes and commercial buildings are built normally within the area of various venues. But one thing I have noticed is commercial design being built in suburban areas and design are beginning to look more modern and “homey”.

The Impacts of Wl and Wll Nov 5, 2013

To my understanding, there were quite a few influences that impacted the development of modernism that resulted from world war l and ll however there were a few particular key elements that stood out to me the most and I had a clear understanding of. Some of these key influences and elements are the possession of an auto mobile, Post War suburban growth, the idea of a dream house/ kitchen, and how the US influence Italy after they had made their recovery.

The possession of an automobile actually ran over 5 million per annum even though production during the middle of the war was highly limited. This change had an influence on signage and ornament.

Developed in the years following the first war, Post War suburban growth saw much development of larger shopping places. These physically changes became very apparent afterwards especially around the time of the post Second World War where the pattern of much larger developments were introduced such as the Northgate Shoppling Centre.

William J. Levitt’s company built many houses and expanded these activities across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This physically and social change gave me a better understand as to how the key elements of the wars impacted modernism. The spread of these newly found ideas became not only a typically want but need of sort for many. The idea if having a ‘dream’ house that one could live in for a long time came with the luxurious thoughts of possible advantages homeowners could have like electric kitchen laundry.