I’ve revised my thesis topic to provide better clarity of my intent. Here is the latest version:
The broad concepts of design education have elapsed due to the specialized disciplines limiting the creative output and acceptance of the parallel connections between the design disciplines. As crossover design disciplines emerge; multidisciplinary designers and universal perspectives are formed which alter the design understanding within a space. My thesis will reflect upon how multidisciplinary design and universal design process can transform users experiences as they relate to the new meaning of form, function and the visual message within a space.
I’d love to hear any further thoughts or insights that I might have overlooked.
Also, I wanted to share some of my research with you:
I’ve dug a little deeper on the term Cross Over Designer and have discovered no one has really used this term in the same manner I am.
This is what has been used –
1. Third Culture (designers of this generation transform modernism and culturism)
2. Multi Disciplinary Design Optimization – references “Cross-Over” but do not state that this is what the designers are or indicate it as a possible design discipline.
3. Cross-Disciplinary Creativity
4. Crossover – in relation to left brain, right brain. (merging business minds with design)
5. Critical Dimensions of Graphic Design
6. Designers of Future – New Makers – physical & social environment that cross talk and some critique among makers.
7. I did come across a The Dimensions of Graphic Design written by Robert Harland (lives in UK). It seems that he believes in a similar idea that I do however has a narrow perspective on his belief. Basically he is only looking from it through the eyes of a graphic designer in which I kind of have one other perspective to add to the equation with my Interior Architecture/Design background. He has the right idea about it but doesn’t build the relationship of it. I think the Visual Thesis will really reinforce my thesis idea too…