Harmony in Japanese Design

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What’s it all about?

One characteristic of Japan is the traditional spirit of Wa or harmony, a capacity for blending opposing entities, whether values, people, or positions, and taking them to a higher level. This spirit of harmony, which unifies and fuses different values and positions, is a basic condition of making things in 21st century Japan.

What will we cover?

In this class we will learn about:

  • The concept of  Wa (or harmony).
  • The role harmony plays in design, specially in the Japanese culture.
  • Why its important to the western world.
  • Some tools to take home and implement these concepts.

Simon MorrisWho will be teaching?

Simon Morris is the Co-Founder of Godmother and has over 22 years of full integrated design and human experience thinking from around the world.

A strategic thinker with an extensive amount of experience across international corporate identity development, package design, and spatial branding. Working with international clients such as Z-Energy, Tennis Australia, MCEC, Telstra, Westfield, Melbourne Airport, Elders, Bupa, South East Water and Brisbane Airport.