JAPANESE DESIGN PRINCIPLES

The principles that Japanese designers employ in their products, and the way in which they influence culture, creating an aesthetic presence in Japan, is unparalleled around the world.  I spent the first half of my Honours year researching Japanese design philosophies and methodologies, in order to develop this set of design principles for non-Japanese designers. 

If you'd like to read the whole paper you can access it here.

In the second half of my Honours year I put my principles to the test, designing a range of products for the laundry - a product area in great need of aesthetic innovation.  

To see the results, please see my next project, Design By Them.