Twenty First Century Design Topics

Discuss the advantages of virtual vs real. Search for examples like 3D software as opposed to modeling clay or paper vs screen
 
Today we use computers to print on paper, what will happen if they are used to commonly make three dimensional objects? What is a map? What makes a good one? What are its limitations?
Are there any maps for the contents of your computer? of the internet?

Unlike most man made artifacts our conversations can be fine tuned, adjusted. Some people have said that this art form, conversation, is the greatest thing human beings do. Discussions can: change topics, become heated, or enthusiastic. Good ones are always interactive... What will happen when our surroundings become more like our language? Are there objects that might benefit the most from this transformation?
 

At present there are more and more choices that confront us daily. Is this a good or bad development? How do people react to increased options? Where and when should limit choice? How does this affect design? How many choices should we present to a user or client at each step of a process or interface?
As we increasingly deal with computers, the web, dvds and the like, remembering what we've learned, where we have placed things, human memory or assisted memory becomes more crucial. List existing and brainstorm as many solutions to this problem.
Draw some conclusions.

Maps are two dimensional renderings of three dimensional space. Sometimes this poses a problem, Using New Technology what could be done instead?
World civilization increasingly relies on icons to get its message across.
State your views on this system.
(search for examples)

When we purchase every day  items they often come with statement written in the language of the absurd:
electric radios warning us that they are not submersible or stovetops that say look out we get hot. Other examples? Why are they this way? What are or do they tell us?
 

At one time all of a country's written materials could fit in a single room or solitary building. With the advent of the cyberage with its no borders and no limits how do you choose what to read? to study?
 
Our civilization formats, uses, and discards: ideas, images, and objects
quicker than at any time in
history. Talk about the implications of this fact. How should we design to reflect this pace?
Do you think there is such a thing as geo/cultural design? Can creation  really be ethno centered? Can you give some examples? With globalization, will this disappear? Should it? Why or why not? 
Information is organized by five methods or criteria:
Alphabetically, Temporally, Locally, 
Categorically, or by Continuum.
hen is each appropriate. Try to give an example of each or puzzle out the meaning before asking the teacher.

The TOEFL, TOIC, SAT, GMAT are standardized tests that you can study for. What would be the effect of tests that are impossible to prepare for? How could this be accomplished? Where would these test be advantageous? Who would be adversely affected?
 
"Talk is cheap." & "Actions speak louder than words" These adages are often invoked to berate debate. Yet our words are often profound. Talk is DEEP. Once again we stand on the brink of being able to talk to our machines... do we really want to?
Print this page. Then either give out the page as pairwork or cut these questions out and distribute them like cards to
small groups to discuss. At the end of the exercise it is a good idea to summarizes what the groups have determined