Take a new look at your facility and apply some creative design ideas to raise both the form and the function of your building.
Gary Zandstra · July 10, 2017
What is good design and how does it impact your church facility?
We live in what I have heard Daniel Pink describe as the dawn of the conceptual age.
As we moved long ago from an agrarian society to an industrial society to an information society, we are now making the transition to a conceptual society.
Pink in his decade old book A whole new mind talks about this transition subtitling it Why right-brainers will rule the future.
As most know the brain is dived in to two hemispheres and in generalities the left side is our logical side with the right side being our creative side. Breaking this down a bit more, the left side thinking grasps details. Things like logic, sequence and analysis take place there. The right side takes care of our thinking related to the big picture it synthesis information, controls our emotions and gives us the big picture.
Pink outlines reasons for the rise of the right brain and its importance in the “conceptual age”. Part of what he argues is for the importance of design.
Paola Antionelli design curator at the New York Museum of Modern Art in her TED talk, Treat Design As Artstates that her view of heaven as satisfied curiosity. She has also been quoted regarding design, “good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need and beauty to produce something that the world did not know it was missing” I would add that good designers have the ability to synthesize current needs, issues and culture.