ssds Diagrams


Main viewpoints in progress of mapping for the Science of Design Studies.


Relationships between design, scholarly fields and disciplines.


1 Linkages between design and various scientific fields.


a Linkages with liberal arts such as philosophy, logic, mathematics, and with psychology, sociology, cultural anthropology and economics etc..


b Transdisciplinal theories and methodologies morphology, semiotics, linguistic science, cultural semiotics, information theory, cognitive science and life science(self-organization theory e.g., Autopoiesis theory) etc..


c Linkages with fieldwork and research method. Reconstruction of design survey and various research methods.


d Linkages with the principle of methodology and design study in relation to design language and visual language etc..


e Linkages with historical researches and the historical perception of the time, for example, design history, cultural history and history of ideas etc..


2 Relationships between design, tools and media.


a Relationship between design and tacit knowledge.


b The system of linkage in between the positioning (e.g., memory, record, recognition, creation and expression) of media such as a computer.


Relationship with the objects and problems of design.


1 The viewpoint of environment formation ( Umweltgestaltung )


a The new recognition of the public domain and the problems of design


b Reconstruction of the conventional domains -graphic design, product design and environmental design- from the view point of environment formation.


c Problem areas on the viewpoint of environment formation. Problems of environmental colors, theory of landscape, language archtecture, biotope landscape planning, landscape design and regional design. Problems of eco-design with related to a recycle system. Problems of barrier-free design and universal design.


d The new idea formation and recognition for information and media environments etc..


e Issues in colloquial communication environment and society formation. For example, reforming the educational system in the new fields of art, music, play and expression for children.


2 The viewpoints of design elements and material research.


a Form, color and texture.


b Typography as material.



3 The problems of perception and cognition of the human.



4 The problems of social reform and transition of the civilization trends.


a The aging society.


b The increasing of the global population and the North-South gap etc..


c The themes of Instruments and equipments as externalization of the human body, and the themes of internalization of the Instruments and equipments.


Relationships(otherness and symbiosis etc.) between users of design, habitants and creatures.


a Formation of design ethics.


b The consumers participating design.