Design Thoughts

"Design, like music, offers its true meaning and significance only in performance"

Today in Anna's Social and Behavior class, this quote from Bill Stumpf's "The Ice Palace That Melted Away" really made me rethink my design perspective. Being in music classes all throughout my life, one thing that I was told to remember is that music is meaningless and emotionless unless you add meaning and emotion. Notes wouldn't flow together unless they were intended, lines wouldn't form space unless they had intention. I found this quote to be inspirational and helpful in thinking about design. If we design spaces without meaning, we've just added mass to a place and disregarded the users needs, wants and failed at designing with a better outlook. I've struggled with this idea for a few semesters. I'm glad for Anna's class as it's taught me valuable lessons.

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