Design, Arts and Aesthetics of Innovation

By Eleonora Lupo.

Published by The Arts Collection

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This paper explores the relation between art and design shifting it into the relation between aesthetics and innovation. Art, in is warm polarity of “aesthetic action”, functions as “agency” in the settlement of innovation, through strategies that can be analysed to define some replicable processes applicable to the design context. The proposal is based on a triad of interactions among aesthetics (art) and innovation (design) that are technological aesthetics, symbolic aesthetics and relational aesthetics, which have respectively as drivers for innovation, new technologies, languages, behaviours and lead to new forms-function, forms-meanings and forms-process, covering the different scales of images/communication, objects/products and spaces/interiors in art/design.

Keywords: Designart, Product Design, Aesthetics of Innovation, Symbolic, Relational, Technological Aesthetics

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.189-210. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 14.618MB).

Asst. Prof. Eleonora Lupo

Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Art and Communication (INDACO), Politecnico Milano, Milano, Italy, Italy

Assistant professor at Politecnico di Milano, Ph.D. in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication at the Indaco Dept. of Politecnico di Milano in 2007. MA degree in 2001 in Industrial Design at the Design Faculty, Politecnico di Milano. In 2008 Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Design Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests are focused on the innovative role of design as strategic and community centred approach for the enhancement and activation of tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, in particular: design processes, strategies and techniques improving sustainable cultural heritage awareness and development, and also implementing local knowledge and creative and artistic activities. Along the years, has participated to many research programs and attended several International Conferences Currently teaching at the School of Design of Milano Politecnico.


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