The isolated society


A few shots from my self-directed project (sketchbook)

At the moment I am touching on facets other than product design. I am working on understanding how all these facets of design have worked together to create isolation from person to person. You will say that design has brought people together because we have Facebook and Twitter;  take away this social network animosity and we are left with people. You may socialise on-line…  in fact most people do. But this isn’t socialising how it has always been. People see people less. People are less accepted in reality. And as a society we are becoming more and more isolated from person to person. This is on general terms because you may go to the pub or coffee shop to socialise (with friends) but the point I am trying to make is revisiting design and how it used to be can definitely help re-think for the future to let people become more at ease with each other on a daily basis and cut out this physical social restriction that the digital world is promoting. #acceptingthedigitalworld and #designingtomakeadifference


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the conclusion to Part A…

this is the conclusion to my dissertation part A, which will lead on to part B, development and the final outcome.

Whether in the context of the past, or in the modern world we live in today, design has had, and still has a profound influence on people’s perceptions, behaviours and, from this, their interaction with each other. It can be observed that since the Industrial Revolution, design has catered increasingly to and encouraged our sense of individuality, in relief and reprieve of the cramped and crowded conditions which came before; yet has gone to the extreme of making people so conscious of themselves that they feel uncomfortable sharing their space with others and has cut them off from the world around them. There is something which can be done to allow people to feel connected, and through design, we can enable people to feel at ease once more with the world around them and the people within it.