The importance of the Ulm School in the history of design comes from the strict methodology they imposed on project development. Focusing on an inter-disciplinary work and objective design analysis, it rejected design as an artistic activity and spread through industry to all walks of life. The school was recognized worldwide for its approach of focusing on the design of the system rather than the object. As they pointed:
"A look back at the as yet unwritten history of design in the late 1980s reveals a number of paradigmatic design schools with an international influence which include the HfG Ulm. Many of the innovations which those schools introduced in tuition and the analytic and methodological approach is now common knowledge, part and parcel of the tuition and professional practice of design. Systems design has become a necessity in the contemporary, urbanised world, while design tuition has adapted to this need for methodological evolution."
Systems design. The Ulm school
Design Hub Barcelona
Through 28 February