Design Tropes
Public wiki concept & design
2017 — Ongoing
Design Tropes is a crowd-curated wiki cataloging popular trends and recurring tropes that appear across the design and lifestyle industries. Design Tropes thinks of individual ideas, 'tropes' and 'memes' as the 'genes' that determine the form of designed objects. Thus, Design Tropes seeks to dissect the design genome by creating a public platform for writing critically about the ideas behind everyday objects.

Design Tropes was developed by a team of Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design students with funding from Brown University as part of an advanced computer science course.

More information and documentation coming as product design and site development is finalized.

Eli Block © 2018