Text/authors: Andrew Blauvelt, Koert van Mensvoort, Conditional Design Team
isbn: 978-90-78088-58-5   ..  € 24,50  .. buy book


Infectious do-book for designers, children, groups, artists...

Describes a method to make your own

See also http://workbook.conditionaldesign.org/

Conditional Design Workbook in the class!
• Studio Moniker & Conditional Design in Inventario (nr. 6 - 2013, p. 78 - 81)
• Interview with Conditional Design Team in Abitare (nr 520, March 2012, p. 100-105)

• review_Bcome-blog (July 9th, 2013)
• review_It's Nice That (17 juni 2013) more

Conditional Design is a design method formulated by the graphic designers Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey, Roel Wouters and the artist Edo Paulus, in which conditions and rules of play are drawn up that invite cooperation within a ‘regulated’ process towards an unpredictable design or result. The book Conditional Design sets out to provide insight into the method in an exciting way and to invite others to apply the method themselves. Conditional Design plays with chance, frameworks and generative systems and is a 'play' method that provides possibilities for every creative person. The system is surprisingly simple, and allows every team to set their own rules.

The book functions as a workbook; the designer Julia Born has organized the material step-by-step, and shows in Conditional Design just how this exciting process works. more

The authors also offer a reflective framework for this do-book: Andrew Blauvelt elaborates on the meaning of open (collaborative) processes for art and design; and Koert van Mensvoort tells the story in a modern parable of how Conditional Design forms the basis for the design and organization of the city of Zhiango in 2050.

Andrew Blauvelt is a designer, writer and head of the department of Architecture and Design at the Walker Center in Minneapolis, where he organizes exhibitions and lectures on graphic design, architecture and landscape and product design. Blauvelt is the author of critical texts on design and culture, see among others the blog DesignObservermore

Koert van Mensvoort is an artist, writer, researcher, inventor, thinker and professor in industrial design at TU Eindhoven. His work focusses on the relationship between people, media and technology. In 2011 he presented his project Next Nature.

Julia Born is a Swiss graphic designer; she lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. She studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, where she also taught. Born has her own design firm, and since 2008 has been ‘critic in graphic design’ at the Yale School of Arts in New Haven/USA. back

Conditional Design Workbook
Graphic design: Julia Born .. 176 p .. English .. supported by Fonds BKVB/Mondriaan Foundation, SNS Reaal Fonds