Rhode Island School of Design
Instructor: Jacek Mrowczyk
Design I
Fall 2017

Unit 2: How can we reveal the subtle in the obvious, the limitless in the limited?
Unit Assignment: Tom Ockerse
Q: How can we reveal the subtle in the obvious, the limitless in the limited?
Human beings are intrinsically organizers and pattern seekers because there is an apparent drive within us toward wholeness and integration, toward a sense of order, harmony and unity. What’s more, to perceive such unifying relationships in turn informs us and deepens insight. Combine this with the fact that everything designers construct impacts how individuals see what they see, necessitates that designers come to understand and embrace this holistic integration of parts and wholes, which operating patterns produce their holistic properties, or the systems view. This unit introduces these via our two-week inquiry into the basics of pattern and its role in dynamic complexity and its creative design potential.