The profession of designers is characterized by change. With each new social, technological, and economic development, the way in which messages are conveyed changes: professional fields emerge and disappear, new media and design tools are developed, and the needs of the recipients of our messages are constantly evolving. How do designers deal with these changes?
Constants & Variables offers an insight into the creative work of today and tomorrow. The book was made as Master’s degree project by Doğu Kaya & Philip Jursch at Münster School of Design. Supervised by Prof. Rüdiger Quass von Deyen and Prof. Claudia Grönebaum.
The topic of the book is partly very technical. We discuss the tools designers use and also talk about AI, processing and creative coding in the interviews. Despite all the technical possibilities that designers have, we are both convinced that the most important resource of human designers is empathy. This contrast between the extremely technical developments in our profession and the human empathy we have also worked out in the design.
Everett is sterile, digital, technical, and humanistic. We’ve used it including its monospaced variant. Noe Textprovides a nice contrast, with its sharp corners and edges.
Softcover, sewn bound / 148 pages / 170×250 mm / two paper stocks.