The Australian Culture
The history of all races would not be complete without proper reference to the hunting and gathering era, which has often been regarded as the first phase of human existence. Australian societies are not left out in this evolution process. One particular feature of the hunting and gathering society is known as design. Design refers to creating a thing for a specific purpose. It played a vital role in the history and development of any community and was integral to producing most artefacts and tools associated with the hunting and gathering societies.
In modern days, design continues to be the foundational tool for development in different societies, although it may be practical or intuitive. It is relevant in all walks of human life, especially the economy. Design aids the production and distribution of goods and services through new inventions that are technologically driven. It generally improves the standard of life of people in a particular society. Nonetheless, this design is influenced by a couple of factors which are:
It refers to how a design contributes to a particular group or groups’ social well-being in society. Often, plans are the subject of economic activities, but in so doing, one must consider the positive contribution it makes to the community. If it is not relevant, the utility may not be high.
This feature states the usefulness of the product. When a design is still an idea, a utility will refer to the practicability of such. This feature is essential because of the constant improvements in various sectors needed for a good living. For instance, the functionality of transport facilities, communication tools, shelter, etc., depends wholly on good designs.
Another question that you must ask is, “Is this product sustainable?” that is, can it last for a long duration? Or is it prone to destruction? From the last century, it is said that discoveries and inventions follow how to sustain our environment for the future. A lot has been said and published about how human activities affect and cause climate change.
Aesthetic value refers to the satisfaction derived from the beauty of the art. It is the final future to be considered in a design and the idea and innovation involved in the craft.
The Australian culture is credited with different designs, including its architectural designs, urban designs, landscape organisation, and engineering. For instance, every society is structured differently to associate and differentiate it from the others, and this structure is usually based on a design model. Therefore, most designs inform our decisions on the shape, size of our buildings; lands; electrical and mechanical products, and industrial goods. It also determines the interior decoration, particularly the materials.
In essence, we cannot rule out designs in our daily activities that form our culture. However, there are various obstacles related to achieving good plans. They include the lack of sufficient facilities for designers, lack of or improper recognition for the relevance of design, and poor social status of designers.
The result is that designs meant to improve the well-being of the people are neglected and discouraged. The problem is solved by creating more opportunities for designers and enhancing their abilities through training.