What do tools mean for design? Which ones do we use? How
do we use them? What limitations do they have, what functions
do we want? In this course we will deal with the creation of our
own design tools and systematics in an open-ended and
experimental way. Analogue tools, materials, generative thinking,
creative coding: Systems: Analogue and digital. Transforming
input into output. Systematic experimentation. Space for visual
Instruments. Extracting a pool of outputs underlying an algorithm
in words or in code.
First we explore the analog, how can we generate output through self-made tools and systematics? Next we explore the digital: how can we collect, connect, sort, combine and reinterpret the analog output.
One course, two tools: analog generation and digital systematization. We will focus on the generation of pools and the meaning of tools.
This semester's "Space for Visual Research"-Course consists of two approaches, two im(plementations and two teaching- methods by Lena Weber and Tamara Knapp.