Instructional Video

Art/Architecture - Dieter Rams

Calculators, chairs, bookcases as art? Sure. The "Art/Architecture" playlist welcomes viewers to the world and work of Dieter Rams, designer of everyday things. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals simplify the design of an everyday object
  • Have groups examine a Braun device and evaluate it in terms of Rams' design principles
Classroom Considerations
  • Few examples of Rams' work are included; therefore, collect and post images of his designs
  • The video details the five lessons of design that can be found in his work
  • Few examples of Rams' work are included in the video