Question Description

Coffee With…Final Project Posting

Assignment Requirements

Post your complete, final project to the discussion forum.

Before posting your project, make sure that you have included all of the requirements explained in the About the Coffee With…Project explanation in Week 1: Must Read: Course Essentials folder. There is also a project submission checklist attached to the About the Coffee With…Project page.

For this assignment, you will be required to create a video, audio or written presentation* of “What is Good Design to Me.” I encourage you to be creative with your submission format. Plan to keep your presentation less than 7 minutes. Your presentation should explain why the particular images you selected represent good design to you. Think back to the readings. During your presentation, answer the following questions.

  • Do the objects you selected fit within Dieter Rams’s criteria?
  • Would these objects represent good design to everyone or only to your specific needs?
  • How would you describe your overall design aesthetic?
  • Why does the object wow you?
  • What possibilities, stories, trends do you see in this design object?

* If you are doing an audio or video, you must also post a written transcript. This document can also include the citations, if they are not included in the audio or video.

What needs to be included in the presentation?

Images, citations and one paragraph (written, audio or video) per category (total of 5 categories). These can be design objects from any time period and culture.

Required image categories. Note, you must select two unique images for each category, they cannot be the same object or designer.

  • 2 images of architecture
  • 2 images of interiors/interior design
  • 2 images of costume/fashion/dress
  • 2 images of graphic design
  • 2 images of product design


Architect/Interior Designer (if known), Title/Description of Structure, Date, Location


Designer (if known), Title/Description, Date, Country of Origin/Manufacture

*Note: A website link is not considered a proper citation.