Pastiche Plus; styles, philosophies and advanced design skills.

Nathan Middelham, Wouter Eggink

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    This paper describes the Pastiche+ learning method for design skills on a master education level. By using philosophies and stylistic elements of art and design movements the method tries to extend ones skill and knowledge about design tools, principles and processes in an elaborate way. The paper describes the purpose and context of the method in the introduction and method section. Pastiche+ is then put to the test in a case study around graphic design and communication. This resulted in a profound set of posters, advocating using the train. After an extensive reflection and evaluation of the process and results we conclude that the method can be considered effective as a high level individual skills developer. The research results about communication are inherently subjective, however the insights from the personal reflection can be valuable in informing the design process of every designer who has a message to tell.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2019
    Event1st Research & Education in Design Conference 2019 - Lisbon School of Architecture, Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 14 Nov 201915 Nov 2019
    Conference number: 1


    Conference1st Research & Education in Design Conference 2019
    Abbreviated titleREDES 2019
    Internet address


    • Advanced design skills
    • Design philosophy
    • Design Movements
    • Visual communication
    • Graphic design
    • Design History


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