Capstone Design Studio Rebekah Hilton
My design philosophy is to "refine the chaos". Design is the crossroads of numerous schools of thought. It understands the intricacies of politics, ethnography, psychology, and commerce. It uses the tools of technology, research, and creativity to produce elegant solutions to often convoluted problems. The "chaos" is the unknowns at the beginning of a project. In my process, I branch out, collecting every bit of information I can. One piece of information leads to another which leads to two or three more. Before I know it, I have created a diverse web of information. "Refining" is the act of going through this web and picking out the solution patterns I feel best match the project brief. Similar to the mathematical chaos theory, these patterns are not readily apparent until a full picture is visible of the entanglement. In short, my philosophy is to create a network of chaos throughout my design process that I refine down into a series of solutions that I discern are the best to address the problem at hand.