Through the Transition program with 3rd year students, the departments Product Design, Graphic Design and Interaction Design formed a new alliance in order to map and investigate tomorrow’s work field. This years Transition theme was ‘Eventual Messaging’ where students explored alternatives to short-term solutionism, instant gratification and on-demand-everything. Eventual Messaging as opposed to Instant Messaging.
Over the course of 15 weeks students engaged with large and unwieldy issues spanning across extended time and space. Gathered into three categories; NOW/HERE, NEAR, and FAR, these projects, in various degrees, sidestep the purely utilitarian to also include: the imaginative, the hypothetical and the provocative. Each in their own way they provide us with fresh insight into the historical struggle between two competing human impulses: the desire to make a mark for future generations and a deep confusion about what exactly that mark should be.
The course was supervised by Frank Kolkman