Currently at Parsons, I am branching out of my MFA Design + Technology bubble and taking a class called “Design & Blogs.” One of the main purposes of the course is to have students create and sustain a blog over the course of the semester. Our class, composed of 10 talented women and headed by our professor Jonathan Y. Bean, started the class blog called “Overlooked, Undesigned” where we critique and/or commend the design of everyday objects that might be under the radar . There are posts about stickers, headphones, hangers, sticky notes, bathroom items–basic goods from the everyday experience.
I have written four posts. The latest went up this morning titled, “I need the power! (and so do you, and you, and you…).” Sparked by the daily frustration the D+T’ers go through in our 12th Floor space as we fight for power outlets and power strips to charge our constantly working laptops. This experience, having to formulate ideas and writing has been extremely valuable for me. Meeting deadlines make me think quick and opens my eyes to the overlooked and possibly undesigned objects out there. Maybe after you read a few (or all) of the posts you will also reconsider some of your “Overlooked, Undesigned” objects. Enjoy!