Design is creating something in a way that is functional and aesthetically appealing to people. It is not only the product that is part of design but also the creative process in which one takes to create the object. Each object or thing that we can encounter is designed in some aspect. No matter what the scale everything from a ring to a city has design elements. When these things are designed they show the cultural aspects of the culture. For example the Irish tend to wear the Claddagh Rings that have the two hands holding the heart. My Artifact happens to be on the large scale of things.
I am working on Chicago. This city is older however is being revitalized with new buildings that show of the glamour of the city. Michigan Avenue is lined with stores for people to walk in and out of in one street that stretches across the Northern part of Chicago. The glitz and talk of Michigan Avenue attracts many women. This enhances the quality of human experiences due to the fact many women bond over a solid shopping trip. Women love to say they walked down Michigan Avenue and bought clothes from there in Chicago. Having this street specifically designed and tailored in the Northern part of the city allows people to drive throughout the city and see it but then be able to shop. This example focuses mainly on the design of consumerism. Due to the fact it focuses on women buying things.
By just looking at the aspects of places one can only see the surface of object that was designed. When looking in depth at the artifact people can be able to understand or learn about the underlying meaning of the artifact. One can describe the artifact in depth, then deduce what is doing on in the artifact and why it might be and finally they can speculate why and learn about the deeper meaning of the artifacts.