Outlines of a design method for the complexity of contemporary design

Authors

  • Rui S. D. Alão Centro Universitário Belas Artes, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29147/datjournal.v7i3.651

Keywords:

Design, Complexity, Systems theory, Design methodology

Abstract

Contemporary design problems have reached increasing levels of complexity without new design methods having evolved enough to account for this phenomenon. In this article we present characteristics of these problems and their dynamics, how they evolve, how they behave. As a main contribution to the discussion about new contemporary design methods, we have prepared a rough sketch of the characteristics and behaviors that should be addressed in new design methods that want to account for high levels of complexity.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Rui S. D. Alão, Centro Universitário Belas Artes, Universidade Anhembi Morumbi

Designer digital, sócio do estúdio Carambola Digital, arquiteto pela FAU USP, especialista e mestre em Design pela Universidade Anhembi Mo¬rumbi (UAM) e doutor em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela FAU-USP. Professor do Centro Universitário Belas Artes e da Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. Participa como pesquisador do Media- Lab (UAM) e do Grupo de Pesquisa Design e Convergência (Belas Artes).

References

ALÃO, Rui S. D.. Sobre a complexidade dos problemas contemporâneos de design. DAT¬JOURNAL DESIGN ART AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 5, p. 24-40, 2020.

ALEXANDER, Christopher. Notes no the synthesis of form. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1973.

AMBROSE, Gavin. HARRIS, Paul. Design Thinking. Porto Alegre: Bookman. 2011.

LÖBACH, Bernd. Design industrial: bases para a configuração dos produtos industriais. São Paulo: Edgard Blücher. 2001.

MEADOWS, Donella. Thinking in systems: a primer. White River Junction, Vermont: Chel¬sea Green Publishing. 2008.

MOORE, Alan. No straight lines. Cambridge: Bloodstone Books. 2011.

MUNARI, Bruno. Das coisas nascem coisas. Lisboa: Edições 70. 1981.

PAGE, Scott E. Understanding complexity. Chantilly: The Teaching Company, LLC, 2009.

PIZZOCARO, Silvia. Complexity, uncertainty, adaptability: Reflections around design research. In: Doctoral education in design: Foundations for the future. London: Staffordshire Univer¬sity Press. 2000.

Published

2022-10-24

How to Cite

Alão, R. S. D. (2022). Outlines of a design method for the complexity of contemporary design. DAT Journal, 7(3), 133–142. https://doi.org/10.29147/datjournal.v7i3.651