Product, Design, Arnhem.

Black Box, 2018.

Black Box is a collaborative project by year 4, who develop a manifest, material and format that results into an exhibition during the first semester. In engineering a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of its inputs and outputs, without any knowledge of its internal process. Within design the Black Box represents a practice of process. Input through making, thinking, exploring, not knowing, defining and questioning - linked to (sometimes) unexplainable and complex unclear processes towards output that is readable, visible, understandable. The students developed Two State of Being, showcasing the friction within the role and proces of design.


The course was supervised by Marcel van Kan and Judith van den Boom. Photo's by Benno Brucksch