Friday, 22 March 2013

Design with Nature - Ian McHarg

Ian McHarg author of Design with Nature was caught on video in 1997 (a few years before his death) speaking about some of  the origins of the design method 'Maps & Overlays'. The short video in two parts below:

Part 1
Part 2

Friday, 8 March 2013


SADIM Design Cycle

I've been getting really excited about the potential of infographics for improving permaculture communication and generally smartening up course materials. Above is a little SmartArt graphic I made in Microsoft Word to illustrate the SADIM design framework/process/cycle. I wished I discovered how to do this a bit earlier, as it would have made my presentation on Design Frameworks look a lot neater!

The supremo of infographics appears to be Edward Tufte, author of a few great books on the subject. Via his website I came across this great video he executive produced: Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See which is an introduction to observation and design thinking coming from a graphic design perspective.