Thursday, March 6, 2008

Designer Yves Béhar

I just read a very interesting interview with Yves Béhar on the DWR site (Design Within Reach). He is an industrial designer who started his own design company, fuseproject, and teaches at California College of Arts (CCA). He was talking about how exciting it is to be studying and practicing design in this digital age and the wonderful challenges it presents by allowing designers to be more multifaceted and become "problem solvers" and not just "stylists." I completely agree that it is an exciting time to be a designer, and I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I love the challenges it presents, the opportunities I have to learn about different industries, and the ability to make a difference through my work. Below is his ending statement:
"I consider myself a futurist. I consider myself a humanist. And I consider myself an environmentalist. For me, technology is an incredible enabler, but it means nothing if it doesn't consider the human being, the human touch. In the end, all of what we create has to have the world and the environment in mind as it gets produced."