Why Design Matters


Mihael-Ionuț Furdu
Mihael-Ionuț Furdu

that slap thou

Vor Monat
Nadia Sparkling
Nadia Sparkling

Cool

Vor Monat
Thanos Plane
Thanos Plane

N I N G E N

Vor 3 Monate
Isiah Obera
Isiah Obera

Take a look at this facebook page they are highly professional designers, http://www.facebook.com/creativeowldesign

Vor 4 Monate
Jillian Smith
Jillian Smith

Since you brought it up (visually) by showing the Sistine Chapel ceiling, I've always wondered, why do Adam's nads look so incredibly pathetic, ruptured, even?  Which one is his penis, and what's going on with his balls?  This has always looked horrible to me, even painful.

Vor 4 Monate
Denis Lima
Denis Lima

In what software are these animations made?

Vor 5 Monate
alan
alan

very disruptive and also interesting point of view, thanks!

Vor 10 Monate
Saffa90
Saffa90

I wish this was appropriate for 9-10 year olds as I was wanting to show this to my class.

Vor 11 Monate
Christian Leon
Christian Leon

Saffa90 it is a little more advanced and more appealing to identify folk

Vor 11 Monate
BursaDesain
BursaDesain

good contents, thank you

Vor 11 Monate
Nishant Mane
Nishant Mane

creepy ass video but great content

Vor year
BursaDesain
BursaDesain

good video, thank you

Vor year
Gabriel Renderos
Gabriel Renderos

I'm a designer and I can properly say that this is SO wrong in SO MANY ways

Vor year
Aditya Mehta
Aditya Mehta

easy with the SFX

Vor year
Eve Marie
Eve Marie

this is why i'm so concerned w appearance

Vor year
Colleen Bowers
Colleen Bowers

Would very much appreciate and love a video about Universal Design and mostly one of Universal Design for Learning

Vor year
shon safri
shon safri

Sometimes bad designs are the beauty of things.

Vor year
Aditya Bajaj
Aditya Bajaj

Isn't it weird how Kanye West stresses this point so much but still doesn't come halfway clear when trying to convey the same message?

Vor year
C —
C —

All of this, but for websites and apps. Design isn't just about buildings and chairs :)

Vor year
Christian Leon
Christian Leon

C — this is so true :)

Vor 11 Monate
Fatih DEMİR
Fatih DEMİR

not İzik. İznik ,Turkey

Vor year
Vinicio Fernandes
Vinicio Fernandes

theres is no such thing as good or bad design, appropriate should be the term

Vor year
Paranoid Android
Paranoid Android

Design isn't just how things look, how it works is also just as much part of the design.

Vor 2 years
Aar Aalto
Aar Aalto

There's a beautiful video of Steve Jobs unpacking this. It's amazing.

Vor 8 Tage
Anneke Oosterink
Anneke Oosterink

Added to that, stuff like labels on medication or ballots are also designed, which can have disasterous effects when done poorly.

Vor year
TGTID
TGTID

This stuff is thoroughly researched! Very nice work guys!

Vor 2 years
Nevo Krien
Nevo Krien

I beg to differ we can learn from failure more then from succes so ugly things should teach us the same or more then beautiful things

Vor 2 years
Andrew Godly
Andrew Godly

I hate western architecture so much. It is only built for functionality and quick, inexpensive means. I also live in a city that has contributed literally nothing to the beauty it could potentially have. I believe the ugliness of the city really adds a depressing feel, maybe that's why suicide rates are so high in the western world Also, I can't help but mention the tragedy of how many beautiful chapels, churches and cathedrals that were destroyed during war. Many 15th-17th century buildings were just horribly demolished. I'm no religious person, in fact I hate religion, but the craftsmanship and history that was nearly erased is a true tragedy

Vor 2 years
fjordike
fjordike

Hey, A. Godly - You and God agree!!!!   God in His Word, says "I Hate religion.    I Hate your religious feasts and blood drenched rituals.  Come now, let us reason together - Though your sins be as black as coal they shall be made as white as snow.  Though they be red as crimson, they shall become as wool" That my friend, is not 'religion' (you/men making God in their own image)  - that is a Relationship which is all He has ever wanted.

Vor year
Toti Jean-Marc Yalé
Toti Jean-Marc Yalé

Wonderful!

Vor 2 years
GOVAN TONI MAART
GOVAN TONI MAART

Shout out for featuring Peter.

Vor 2 years
Adam Lee
Adam Lee

0:20 This must be so triggering for a lot of manual workers.

Vor 2 years
Spencer Goldade
Spencer Goldade

Beautifully done video. It sounds like you are speaking more about the art of things rather than the design of things though.

Vor 2 years
lucas wang
lucas wang

What is the name of the psycologist? I don't think his name was mentioned in the video.

Vor 2 years
Greg Bakker
Greg Bakker

Good design, like philosophy, should be familiar and common to everyone. It is ludicrous that it's often perceived as some high brow, elite pursuit.

Vor 2 years
Rosy Becker
Rosy Becker

YES. THANK YOU.

Vor 2 years
Peter Hudson
Peter Hudson

if all of your opinions were based on statistics, your credence would be deserved. opinion versus statistics makes your posts irrelevant.

Vor 2 years
Minjoo Yang
Minjoo Yang

It would be really nice if there's English subtitle for non-English speakers to understand such valuable piece of information better. :)

Vor 2 years
12dollarsand78cents
12dollarsand78cents

Wrong! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I don't see any useless frames around windows, and I love that look.

Vor 2 years
TanTinTon
TanTinTon

i feel as though ive sinned so much cuz i laughed at the holy finger painting thing like.. -slaps God's hand- amg im sorry.

Vor 2 years
sintofg
sintofg

Dat handslap tho.

Vor 2 years
J. C. Chandler
J. C. Chandler

Interesting!!!

Vor 2 years
David Hanks
David Hanks

Great video and channel. I hope you have more, on design, in the works. The world needs better design and understanding of it. It relates so well to all the other awesome subjects of these videos.

Vor 3 years
David Hanks
David Hanks

I have yet to experience a well designed workplace.

Vor 3 years
noyboy125
noyboy125

I agree completely with the points you make, however visual is just one aspect. One must design with visual, functional and structural integrity. Many even add on the component of environmental integrity. A great designer makes statements and adds to their environment by designing. Furthermore I would say that design is more of a verb than a noun. It is the act of arranging elements to achieve a particular purpose. The purpose may be to look good, but many purposes are much more subtle. Love the videos though, and would love to see you guys do one on the great thought leaders in design such as Charles/Ray Eames, William McDonough and especially Bucky Fuller.

Vor 3 years
Aatty
Aatty

This is why apple devices sell more....

Vor 3 years
TGTID
TGTID

True story! Apple has very good eye for detail and proportion .

Vor 2 years
Toxq Jam
Toxq Jam

What a gem this channel is :) Lovely work guys! I'm sure it take a lot of resources to get to this finite product. Congrats!

Vor 3 years
Aar Aalto
Aar Aalto

Right! I love this channel. It's so informative and brilliant in its scope of subjects. I just downloaded the app and I'm hooked!

Vor 8 Tage
Shion Sunaga
Shion Sunaga

=It may make us feel rather small that we "need" good designs to keep us in our best position. But I certainly agree that they improve how we feel and is still indeed an important way to a achieve the best of ourselves.

Vor 3 years
R. Hendriksen
R. Hendriksen

I would love to hear what TSOL has to say about UX and UIX?!

Vor 3 years
Barbie
Barbie

You guys should do a video about "beauty in the ugly". There are several works of art (music, paintings, buildings) that are so terrifying, sad and ugly, in a sublime way, that makes them absolutely beautiful.

Vor 3 years
Gendo Ikari
Gendo Ikari

Oh Rams !!

Vor 3 years
David Henson
David Henson

It is rubbish to suggest that the central motivation of the Catholic Church was to inspire by "design". The purpose is to render postulates humble in the presence of the Church. This is accomplished through a display of enormous wealth and pageantry. The more ornate and overloaded the more powerful the impact. The Church was and is the center of arts and thinking, the main economic power in predominantly Catholic nations. The construction and maintenance of them is a controlling economic, spiritual, political, and social force. It inspires to enslave populations, not to merely expand consciousness.

Vor 3 years
Choc des glaçons
Choc des glaçons

Such a functionalist view will always come across weirdly to an æsthet. But it's still a very valid and good line of argument, provided it doesn't become the only one, pretending beauty _needs_ a purpose other than itself and this purpose is only societal mood control.

Vor 3 years
sleeplessinseoul
sleeplessinseoul

Good designs helps us to be our best selves.

Vor 3 years
Brandon Adams
Brandon Adams

I have to disagree with the aesthetic argument here. Its only important for things to be designed with function in mind. Things being designed with superfluous features that are purely for the sake of "looking nice" is a waste of resources usually and always a waste of time. That is unless it can be argued that the aesthetic beauty of something is part of the function such as a painting to inspire conversation in an otherwise boring office building.

Vor 3 years
Mouchette L
Mouchette L

Absolutely!  I make my home and my garden as beautiful, peaceful and restful as I can. I find it healing, a place of comfort and delight. I remove anything ugly or useless.

Vor 3 years
Amor Sol
Amor Sol

So true

Vor 3 years
Mael Jarnole
Mael Jarnole

Design is not just meant to make things look good : affordance, ergonomy are important for a good design. Most of the time it is about Keeping It Simple, Stupid.

Vor 3 years
nicethugbert
nicethugbert

I think that the Protestants would argue that God helps us be the best versions of ourselves and since communion with God happens independent of design, then, design does not matter and is a waste of the gifts God has given us. Just playing "devil's advocate" so to speak.

Vor 3 years
Nutbeam
Nutbeam

I can say sincerely that this show is very well designed

Vor 3 years
Nicholas Drake
Nicholas Drake

Awesome, Loved this video.

Vor 3 years
Jacob Armitage
Jacob Armitage

Bit of an oversight on this one. Design goes way beyond how things look, it's also how they function. A system designer's output may not be visible at all, perhaps entirely conceptual, however could still be beautifully designed. It could even have some of the same characteristics we look for to determine 'beauty' in a visual object, e.g. simplicity, natural form or by contrast, intricacy and detail. Design is the  fancy word for thinking a lot about how stuff is.

Vor 3 years
Tobla Howell
Tobla Howell

The Hula woman lamp was actually really good Kitch...love these videos..so well designed.

Vor 3 years
Ali Rahmoun
Ali Rahmoun

i dont know why..but i felt the need to clarify that @00:37 its Dieter Rams who appears.. He is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design, his work was also a big inspiration for Apple's industrial designer Jonathan Ive.. i have to say that i love this kind of attention to details in this Channel's Videos :)

Vor 3 years
Ali Rahmoun
Ali Rahmoun

+The School of Life Awesome.. I'll be looking forward to it :)

Vor 3 years
Matt Bottos
Matt Bottos

Interesting! "Beauty is a promise of goodness" sounds like something a "philosopher" like Kanye West would say in one of his design lectures... and at the same time we are lucky enough to have his dear wife Kim teach us about authenticity via her Instagram feed. Isn't this sentiment a reflection of a superficial and myopic culture? Reflecting on the examples provided in this clip, has humanity actually learnt anything from history? If you focus on good design alone, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that it can be used to exploit.

Vor 3 years
Mihir
Mihir

What about people who are beautiful on the outside and terrible people and vice versa. Do ugly people make us feel negative emotions ?

Vor 3 years
Alessio Tranchida
Alessio Tranchida

A big compliment guys! You make an exceptional work with your videos.

Vor 3 years
Gregor Gjerek
Gregor Gjerek

I liked the sound that Nosferatu made... :)

Vor 3 years
MariaM玛丽娅姆Onika Guenther
MariaM玛丽娅姆Onika Guenther

Agree!

Vor 3 years
rugbyguy59
rugbyguy59

Just watched the Spinoza "film". The section here on the debate between Catholic and Protestant reminded me of part of that. Seems to me, in this case, the Catholic Church was saying this is how things (humans) are and going with it, as Spinoza suggested. The Protestants are saying this is how we should be... some arguments for both but I know I always like visting Catholic buildings more... unless it's Anglican... which is sort of the same. They have more presence.

Vor 3 years
tcfbmusic
tcfbmusic

This video is misleading, It suggests good design is about making something look pretty above all else, which is wrong. Good design is about function, then form.

Vor 3 years
tcfbmusic
tcfbmusic

+tcfbmusic p.s. I say Apple designer as they are a company who clearly spend a lot of time and money on good design.

Vor 3 years
tcfbmusic
tcfbmusic

+The School of Life I say misleading because you suggest Protestant churches are badly designed because they are 'functional and simple'. Any Apple designer would be bewildered by that.

Vor 3 years
chucky !
chucky !

THIS!!!!!!!

Vor 3 years
Mustafa Kulle
Mustafa Kulle

Very good video. If only clients took all this into consideration before hiring designers.

Vor 3 years
Erika Ayala
Erika Ayala

+Mustafa Kulle You are so right!

Vor 3 years
Ricardo Sosa
Ricardo Sosa

ok. I guess that's one way to think about it...

Vor 3 years
Emil Hägglund
Emil Hägglund

Lovely video.

Vor 3 years
Jaseem
Jaseem

This video makes the mistake of conveying design is just about looks. Sometimes it is about looks, but most importantly design is about function.

Vor 3 years
Jakub Morawski
Jakub Morawski

Please use that voice and that voice only. Great videos by the way.

Vor 3 years
juedbe
juedbe

Good piece, guys, Though I have to admit to being slightly disappointed that you chose to focus solely on the aesthetic aspect of design and did not explore the hugely important role design plays in defining processes and ultimately being responsible for the success or failure in the fundamental workings of the designed object. For example, well-designed bridges don't easily collapse; well-designed government websites make it easier for more people to gain access to important information and vital benefits; well-designed automobiles are safer and result in less fatalities, etc. I feel that the general public holds a perception of design as nothing more than "lipstick on a pig" or a "skin" on a finished product, when in reality, it is the attention paid to design (or the lack thereof) that ultimately makes or breaks said product; makes it work or not work. Thank you guys, and keep it up I really enjoy your work.

Vor 3 years
Arr Ziz
Arr Ziz

Did anyone else think about Transformers at the part about objects turning into persons?

Vor 3 years
BlueOwl
BlueOwl

0:15 Why is Birmingham constantly viewed as an example of poor design? It's hardly London, but it hasn't been a concrete jungle for years, the building you pictured (the Rotunda) looks beautiful since its refurbishment.

Vor 3 years
JSR Devon
JSR Devon

+TheBlueOwl cool to see you here :)

Vor 3 years
BlueOwl
BlueOwl

+The School of Life Oh, good point. You should do a video on how terrible Birmingham City Centre housing is, no reason, I just think it would be interesting...

Vor 3 years
BlueOwl
BlueOwl

+The School of Life No offence caused! This was a lovely video and as a designer I was happy to see it, there are just tons of other tower blocks you could have picked (I suppose I am a little bias as I'm aiming to get a flat in the Rotunda)

Vor 3 years
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

Out of curiosity, isn't it possible for someone who adopts this frame of thinking to develop an over reliance on material things (The thought that buying certain things complete you as a person)?

Vor 3 years
EJ.
EJ.

you should do a video regarding fashion, and the transition we have taken from 100 years ago, to the disgusting market of fast fashion

Vor 3 years
Jennifer Phan
Jennifer Phan

I agree and appreciate with most of what is said in this video, although defining design as "a posh word for thinking a lot about how stuff looks" is WRONG!  This is the mistake that most people make. The average person always associates with design as just visual aesthetics but this isn't true because design is actually about human EXPERIENCE (think about industrial, interactive, systems or sound design). Design always has a purpose as well (this is the difference between art and design) to that the design must solve a problem. For example, a building that is DESIGNED for people in wheelchairs - it can be as beautiful as buildings go, but if it doesn't serve the function (to accommodate the person in the wheelchair's experience with this building) it is bad design. A website designer designing for an online store must design the website with easy navigation to turn more viewers to customers - if navigation is difficult, it is bad design.  Design is important because it is the method we use to IMPROVE THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE and solve specific problems.

Vor 3 years
Gabriela Mignone
Gabriela Mignone

If you have a soul design matters. What kind of design? It depends on your soul. Thank you School of Life, you are excellent.

Vor 3 years
Seohee Kang
Seohee Kang

Where can I get the script? I'm learning english, the information seems to interest to me

Vor 3 years
BraveLittIeToaster
BraveLittIeToaster

There's a female Shazam? …A *she*-Shazam?

Vor 3 years
Mike Byrne [Tuan Nguyen]
Mike Byrne [Tuan Nguyen]

Hasn't the disney film, Beauty and the Beast had any influence on your phrase of "ugliness is nothing short of despair and evil" lol I believe a comment below made the same comment. Also, even ugly designs have a purpose whether its ugly through your eyes or beautiful to another. Ultimately, design is important because its a form of expression to serve a purpose. Not simply due to a poor sense of creativity. apologies mate for being a bit critical with these clips but, I really share your concern for the viewers education.

Vor 3 years
Eboza
Eboza

This is quickly becoming my favorite channel on YouTube. You guys will easily, if not already, become the quintessence of online philosophical education.   I wish you guys continued success.

Vor 3 years
Соɾу ℛ.
Соɾу ℛ.

Say what you will about Nazi Germany, but Albert Spear did create some good architecture. The Allis must have hated it, considering the Carpet Bombing and all.

Vor 3 years
onemadhungrynomad
onemadhungrynomad

okay, but who decides whats good?

Vor 3 years
Abd ElHakim Amer
Abd ElHakim Amer

Brilliant collection of videos very intresting keep up the good the work

Vor 3 years
Hitori Majere
Hitori Majere

Comparing this to Em's videos and the replies to it, it sure seems visual context helps. At the very least in this video it's easier for the viewer to comprehend exactly what you speak of when you say Nazi Design, for example. Sure, this isn't too relevant to Plato's ideas perhaps, but it does help to set the mood - to focus the mind. Em can still do her videos without visual context, but I do believe they'll be better off including something more than a summary of books, you guys have plenty of great ideas so I'm sure you'll figure it out one way or another. Keep up all the great work on this channel!

Vor 3 years
Hitori Majere
Hitori Majere

+The School of Life It's ok, it doesn't bother me - just figured since you took the criticism to your attention I'll mention it :)

Vor 3 years
Malcolm Graham
Malcolm Graham

I think it is a jump to say because the Halo Effect exists, being around nice things makes us more moral people.

Vor 3 years
Joseph Asghar
Joseph Asghar

Well I love the sound effects. And the animation, for that matter. It's like as Monty Python / Heath Robinson mash-up. Alain db deserves a Plain English Award.

Vor 3 years
Silent Guy
Silent Guy

Design in the more cosmetic sense doesn't madder to everyone. I'm stood on top a mountains and I'm felt the same way I do know siting on my couch.

Vor 3 years
Etion Pinari
Etion Pinari

School of life please fix this. The audio on most of your videos is low, and the speaker in some parts gets "muted" by the other sounds or the background music .I want to hear more about philosophy than the sound fx or the music.

Vor 3 years
P.
P.

This one goes very well with the first world problems one ;P

Vor 3 years
P.
P.

Me parece que não foi tanto ele que mal entendeu o conceito de Design, mas você que subestima ou diminui o conceito de Beleza (e a importancia que ele tenta propor) ;)

Vor 3 years
Gabriela Araújo
Gabriela Araújo

Que bullshit, design vai muito além de aspectos visuais e o jeito que coisas "agradáveis" afetam as pessoas psicologicamente.  Fazer algo funcional é muito mais profundo do que fazer algo bonito. E nem todo design é feito para ser agradável e bonito. E aonde vão as pessoas que criam capas para livros de terror? E produtores de filmes que querem passar uma experiência visceral e nojenta? Assim como o vídeo dele, que tem uma voz agradável de narrador bonitinha mas só fala besteira funcionalmente. 

Vor 3 years
Omer Neu
Omer Neu

it's great to see this video. a kind of sequel to the "bad taste" video. I wish to find to closest thing to that could exist to objective good taste. but not only in sight object (fashion, architecture, design) but probably to find that in food (or any other senses) I had an argument about taste: If an egg would cost 200$ and rib-eye steak cost 2$. my opinion was that there will still be no luxury in eggs like that fact that we don't see snake's eggs as a gourmet dish. But the taste about food is more complicated because of the history with food (like the history with eggs for example that could make it a luxury if cost 200$ now).

Vor 3 years
Joe Munro
Joe Munro

However, the design of an object should include practical purpose too. Great video! :-)

Vor 3 years
trumen bukowski
trumen bukowski

I'm glad that I came across this channel. Your videos have made me see the world in a new way, and a better way. Each video is unique and it never feels like the ideas are stale. Keep up the good work! I'll keep watching!

Vor 3 years
IPOCRI
IPOCRI

agree, nihil agendo homines male agere discunt

Vor 3 years
Qubesky Qay
Qubesky Qay

2:03 caught me unaware

Vor 3 years
KD Brooke
KD Brooke

I would argue that thinking about the genius and finding the beauty in even ugly things is more important than having a beautiful design in your surroundings

Vor 3 years
Nebojsa Galic
Nebojsa Galic

I usually agree with you, but this time I could n`t be further from agreeing. Yes, design has been used for propaganda purposes, but it`s really only the cherry on top. Controlling films or books is a far far more effective means of influencing people`s behavior. If we want people to behave more justly and righteously we should give those who lack the basic needs of life food and shelter, not fancy town squares.

Vor 3 years
ThePeaceableKingdom
ThePeaceableKingdom

I know a university library whose portico is supported by massive 3 story tall brick columns you cant put your arms around that seem to say with Ozymandias, "Look upon these works, ye puny, and despair!" - the opposite of the message any library should give, and even more so a university library! Design matters. I love all the retro objects you used as illustrations. (Some I not only love but actually like.) They said something to their age, like tail fins on automobiles. Messages many can still decode; it meant 'the Future', when the future was something one looked forward to instead of dreading. Ah well, there's nothing so corny as last year's sophistication, said Irving Berlin...

Vor 3 years
K Dave
K Dave

You have convinced me. I always thought people who cared about such things as how a person or object looked were vain and shallow. Now I see that they are in fact enlightened but they probably don't realise it. So through their ignorance vanity and shallowness, they are in fact champions of a profound truth of the human condition. Fair play.

Vor 3 years

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