An extensive research into curiosity and the designer
If something is boring, look harder, and you will see.
Curiouser & Curiouser
This research document was driven by a prompt from the book 'Rules of Radicals' by Alinsky (1971) that believes in being 'driven by impulsive curiosity that knows no limits'. Curiosity is one of the primal emotion formed in our human minds. More than just an emotion, it is a humanistic drive. Passionate like love, and fundamental like food and shelter. This prompt strongly resonated with my values as a graphic designer. I have always thought of myself as a curious being, one who is constantly appalled by how little I know, and intimidated by how much there was, still, to find out. To be truly curious, I believe that we must first come to terms with our own errable ignorance. Only then can we step into the endless possibilities that our world has to offer.
A breadth of experiments were facilitated throughout this document to investigate the limits of curiosity as a graphic designer. I am convinced that both diverse and epistemic curiosity is the path to attaining intellectual breadth and diverse knowledge. I am determined, and curious, to continually explore this emotion through future projects. Hopefully, this publication will be able to provoke you to question things with a deeper level of curiosity and wonder, leaving you with even more questions to be answered.
This research document is available upon request. You can also read a snippet of it here!