Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Exploration of Car Design - Chapter 4 - Design Creation

A beginning on a longer note on the essence of Design creation and competition.

Abstracting from the subject of transportation design for a moment, what is it that sparks the creative process to design any generic object? Is it a need? A want? An inspiration? A task? A therapy? A communication?

How long should it take? Is it subject dependent? Finish quality dependent? Skill dependent? Motivation dependent? Tool dependent?

Now restrict the discussion to designing cars and I think that the same rules apply, only they are more concentrated because it is such a popular subject matter that has such an entrenched user base.                                                                                                                                                        

It is these questions that we must answer in designing the parameters of the Contest Design submission pages of our competition website. There are countless examples of long-dated submission timelines, detailed contest rules and inspiration.

More to follow as we explore and tailor our own vehicle design