Heart of Design I

One of the best things about formal study is the ability to really inhabit the learning process.  In art and design, there is an abstract/theoretical facet to that process, as well as a practical one.  Irrespective of medium, it is through the hands-on investigation of our materials that we become acquainted with the shape of these ideas and “ground” the abstractions.  During my own formal design training, I learned that the story of design encompasses all aspects of human endeavor, including but not limited to fine art and craft.  As a more mature designer, I see this affirmed again and…