by Edward Matchett Foreword by Darrell Mann Paperback, 2009 (First Published: 1998) New Edition First Published: 2010 ISBN 978-1-906769-18-5
A concept of the design process - making Media-plus-Matter meaningful in time.
Posted by Huw on 14th Feb 2017
I am grateful that Systemic Innovation have made these small books available, which has presented the opportunity for becoming more familiar with Edward Matchett's work.
From what I have read so far, I am appreciative of the content and direction of the work, which is certainly timely wth respect to my interests and circumstances.
This text largely presents a programme of disciplined mental and skilled work for the transformation of a designer's mind, which could be described as a "total design" mindset. The nuances for this are, I think, subtle and implicit, which is perhaps necessarily so for expressing such a programme in a compact book. I suspect that it might be all too easy to lose one's way with the text, without something of the order of a three-fold interest in the content.
On this matter, I suspect that the commitment to development as a way of life will be an orientation that the appreciative reader will already be familiar with, which, I surmise, is the criterion for making good sense of this work.