Basic design, as described and illustrated here, offers a setting for a beginner to experience a conscious creative process while learning to spatially communicate design thinking. Individualized dealings with materials, tools, and analytical techniques foster skills and attitudes relevant to creative and technologically adept designers.
The intellectual context that basic design developed from aligns with the renewed interest in the more haptic, more customized and more open-source design and fabrication technologies today.
Mine Ozkar is a Professor of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University. Collaborating with design professionals, computer scientists and art historians, her research focuses on visual, spatial and material aspects of design computation, and their integration to foundational design education. She holds a PhD in design and computation from MIT.