February 16, 2010

Michael Fazio

Do you remember the Magazine Game that Michael Fazio from ArchIdeas introduced? What about the link between "shopping for shoes" and interior design?? We were very lucky to have Mr. Fazio deliver dynamic presentations with valuable information on becoming a better designer. He expressed that to be a good designer, you must always be looking for ways to improve your environment. Some of the most important tips Mr. Fazio presented included:

Learn to SEE - Look for activities, environments, information, objects, and users in a space (including seeing what is missing in the space)
Delight in Failure - Force yourself to try a different approach to a problem.

  • Ask "Why?" and "Why not?"
  • Choose a Good and Right Path
  • Never Stop Learning
Mr. Fazio also reminded students to keep design and careers in perspective; after the wise words of Einstein, "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted..."

We were so fortunate to have the talented Mr. Fazio with us in our department for a day!

Don't forget the Powerpoint files from his presentations are posted on I-Learn for your personal access!

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