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Designlife Podcast: Jonathan Williams and Designerly Knotting

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On this episode of the Designlife Podcast, we’re getting to the root of design education – how we learn to solve problems, mix functionality with aesthetics and create original ideas using nothing but the fundamentals. 

We’re joined by Jonathan Williams, a DDes Student and educator working in New York. Jonathan is currently researching how something as simple as tying a knot can transform how we approach design from an early age.

Whether you’re creating something as intricate as a Celtic knot, or just tying your shoe laces – Jonathan believes that a single piece of string can a powerful lesson in designing with intention.

We also discuss about the concept of object-based learning, and the challenges of tactile teaching in a digital space.