Abstract

Humans have always been making tools, creating artefacts with the tools and also using those artefacts as tools. The concept of tools is changing from the expansion of the human body to the expansion of human intelligence. The development of computer technology and the emergence of artificial intelligence raise serious questions about the faculties and roles of humans. The same is true for the faculties and roles of designers who use computers as their main tool in their work. In this paper, the inherent faculties of the human mind, revealed through the Kantian approach, are applied to designers. According to this, it is explained how designers use their own faculties in the world of human artefacts. The co-evolutionary relationship between computers, as evolving tools, and designers is analysed by establishing roles in mutual relations at each phase. The evolution of tools requires designers to take on new roles, which helps designers to better use their faculties.

Keywords:

tools of design; artificial intelligence; role of designer; generative design

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Jun 25th, 12:00 AM

A Study on the Roles of Designers Co-Evolving with Tools

Humans have always been making tools, creating artefacts with the tools and also using those artefacts as tools. The concept of tools is changing from the expansion of the human body to the expansion of human intelligence. The development of computer technology and the emergence of artificial intelligence raise serious questions about the faculties and roles of humans. The same is true for the faculties and roles of designers who use computers as their main tool in their work. In this paper, the inherent faculties of the human mind, revealed through the Kantian approach, are applied to designers. According to this, it is explained how designers use their own faculties in the world of human artefacts. The co-evolutionary relationship between computers, as evolving tools, and designers is analysed by establishing roles in mutual relations at each phase. The evolution of tools requires designers to take on new roles, which helps designers to better use their faculties.

 

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