About this course
Design 1o1 “Redux”
“Design 1o1 Redux” is an introduction to design through 101 exercises. A six-month journey divided into 3 courses “online” here on iversity (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), one final exhibition / graduation party and an “offline” workshop in which we will go one step beyond.
Part 1: “Myself” (Nov 2 to Dec 27)
Part 2: “My House” (Jan 4 to Feb 28)
Part 3: “My World” (Feb 29 to Apr 24)
Exhibition / Graduation: In Croatia (Apr 23-24)
Winter camp: In Croatia (Apr 25 to May 1)
And now, Part 3: My World...
Design 1o1 Redux Part 3: My World
Johan Cruyff, a very famous footballer (and fantastic designer), once said:
“I never practice tricks. I play very simply. That's what it's all about. Playing simple football is the hardest thing.”
If we think about it, design is everything. It can be football, but it can also be an object, a building, a game… our lives, our worlds!
In this part of the Design 1o1 Redux, we will go out and “get busy” designing our very own worlds. Something for which we will need to master a high level of simplicity.
We will work with all kinds of cool apps for phones and tablets (do you have a smartphone or tablet?). We will also share our works with the others on Instagram, using special hashtags.
Our various activities will be divided into 8 weeks:
Week 1: My Neighborhood
Week 2: My Town
Week 3: My Trips
Week 4: My Nature
Week 5: My Shelter
Week 6: My Thing
Week 7: My Exam
Week 8: My Break
What will I learn?
You will learn to develop some basic design attitudes for better understanding the mechanics of today’s world.
One step at a time, you will learn that “design” is foremost a language. A language shared, talked and discussed by designers from all over the world.
How does the world look through the special lenses of "design"?
Along the way, you will learn about a considerably high number of things. Starting from your very own self.
In terms of prior knowledge, there is nothing required.
If you have a lot of prior knowledge, it might make the learning process more difficult, but don’t worry, no one is perfect. If we talk about contemporary “#design”, we are all absolute beginners!
However, in terms of technical equipment, this course is easier to follow via a smartphone or tablet. Of course, you can follow us via a desktop computer... but this is not how we intended the whole thing to be.
Between 4 and 7 hours a week.
Everyday, from Monday to Friday, for a total of 6 weeks, you will receive a package via email. Each package contains a 15-second video to watch (to get you in the proper mood), and a pdf-letter introducing the daily brief (or “homework”) and a series of objects, characters and happenings intertwined with the narrative of the course (to go deeper in the subject at hand).
You will work on your assignment…
Then, once completed, you will upload it to your Instagram account (for the rest of us to see).
Easy as a kiss.
Questions or Comments?
You can write to Ms. Lola (our so-called secretary, but actually the real boss of this whole venture) at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Design 1o1 Community
This course is run by the Design 1o1 Community. You can learn more about who we are and what we do here.