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Industrial Design (Somewhat) Defined

Might be a very hard thing to do. But I will be spotting definitions of industrial design on a regular basis, and each will be posted with a link to the original reference.
There might be the occasional relevant quote or intelligent remark, but this blog unlike my earlier trials in blogging will hopefully be focused on one very important subject.

Check out the ambitious blog:

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Pecha Kucha Amman vol.1 | Noise | Dajeej

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT – AMMAN

[NOISE | DAJEEJ* #1] to be held on March 10th at Books@Cafe

We’re calling out for speakers, to participate please send us to pkn.amman@gmail.com

For more info please visit,
PK Amman Official Page
PK Amman Facebook Group
Interruptions Network

* Dajeej was brought to Amman by Ali Asad, organized by Interruptions and sponsored by Books@Cafe.

* Dajeej brand and poster design by Hadi Alaeddin, Amr Hourani and Yasmine Nabulsi.

Pecha Kucha is an international non-profit organization that seeks to encourage collaboration and the open sharing of ideas. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

Pecha Kucha Amman is an extension to the project which has been celebrated in hundreds of cities around the world. It’s a genuine contribution to social/cultural exchange patterns in Amman and a festival of creative ideas.

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بتشا كوتشا ( و المقصود بها باليابانية صوت المحادثة )هو حدث عالمي تتم إقامته في أكثر من 260 مدينة حول العالم ، هو ملتقى المصممين و المبدعين في مدينة ما ، يجتمعون ليعرضوا ما يقومون به من أعمال و تصاميم ، بدأت فكرته من طوكيو من ثم إنتشرت هذه الظاهرة في كل أنحاء العالم .أهم ما يميز ملتقيات بيتشا كوتشا هو طريقة التقديم ، إذ يتم تحديد الوقت سلفا ، فلكل مصمم 20 صورة فقط ، عليه أن يشرح كل منها في 20 ثانية ، و بذلك جميع المشاركين في الليلة الواحدة لديهم نفس الوقت لتقديم أعمالهم . عادة ما يتم تقديم 12 مصمم في كل مرة .تأتي أهمية هذا الحدث من أنه أصبح مرجعية عالمية للمصممين في كل مكان ، بل تعداه ليصبح ملتقى المبدعين من شتى المجالات ، و تتفاخر المدن التي يقام بها هذا الحدث بحجم الحضور و المشاركين مما يعكس إهتمام سكانها بالإبداع .تسهم لقاءات بيتشا كوتشا في الترويج للمبدعين المشاركين على المستوى المحلي و نشر أعمالهم و اللقاء و الحوار بين المبدعين في المدينة ، و لعل المساهمة الأكبر هي في النشر و الترويج لهم على المستوى العالمي حيث سيصار إلى وضع مساهماتهم على الصفحة الرسمية لبيتشا كوتشا على الإنترنت ليراها حضور بيتشا كوتشا في أكثر من 250 مدينة حول العالم .

Design can be good again

First things first, go and WATCH THIS VIDEO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe you know this already, but the work of Dieter Rams is getting more exposure and being noticed by non-product designers more and more every day. His work and teachings are things I spent my college years and even after with, learning more with every thing I read…

His words are not to be taken lightly , neither can he be confused with other famous names in the design world… He does not say or do the irrelevant, the unnecessary, or the fantastic. He’s a designer with a collective experience that surpasses groups of young designers put together.

Just now his work is being published in a way it deserves. Later this month the amazing publisher Gestalten books is releasing Less and More The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams. It looks awesome, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

What bothered me was that after these principle spread all over the internet, is the fact that I’ve had an idea of a poster in my head, even though it was a simple personal project, I never got around to finalizing it. But I did however post how I had those unfinished posters of the ten principles on the walls of both my room and the office.

Later I see that Bibliothèque an amazing design studio was commisioned by Vitsoe to do that poster for the ten principles, and it looks good, based on a very well-thought of grid, and photographs and color palette that really feel like dieter rams’ work. I liked it even though it made me hate my self for not doing my idea.

New Content

There are two new pages if you haven’t noticed…

Image of the Whenever & Wallpapers

I’ve uploaded new content today so check it out… If you have any ideas for content for either one of the two pages feel free to share with me… If you liked any of the wallpapers they are free to download as your desktop wallpaper… and the images of the whenever, well, I really don’t know why I’m doing them… but anyone is free to contribute…

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First time visiting Jabal Al-Qala’a after living more than 18 years in amman… Felt like a tourist, in fact I had to actually act like one to get in at 4:15 because they close doors at 4:00 now… They knew we were joking and let us in for 2 hours a while…
The visit was worth it, if only for the pictures you get to take…