Design Theory

Design theory has been approached and interpreted in many ways, from personal statements of design principles, through constructs of the philosophy of design to a search for a design science.
The essay "Ornament and Crime" by Adolf Loos from 1908 is one of the early 'principles' design-theoretical texts. Others include Le Corbusier's Vers une architecture,[1] and Victor Papanek's Design for the real world (1972).
In a 'principles' approach to design theory, the De Stijl movement promoted a geometrical abstract, "ascetic" form of purism that was limited to functionality. This modernist attitude underpinned the Bauhaus movement. Principles were drawn up for design that were applicable to all areas of modern aesthetics.

1 - Introduction and overview
2 - What is design
3 - Arts and Crafts Movement
4 - Function and Form
5 - Monologue ( Ludwig Mies van der Rohe )
6 - Deconstructivism
7 - Monologe ( Zaha Hadid )
8 - Abstraction and Design
9 - Graphics and Print
10 - Post industrial Electronics
11 - Games and Interaction
12 - New Frontiers
13 - Assignment
14 - Review