WRA 360 syllabus schedule modules miscellaneous

week 9 day 2

Heller, “Cult of the Ugly”

Define “ugly.” Define “beauty.” (As nouns.)

Define “ugly.” Define “beautiful.” (As adjectives.)

What definitions of “ugly” does Heller offer in this piece?

How do we distinguish between plain-ol’-ugly and deliberately ugly? Should we?

Find an example of something you’d label deliberately ugly.

What does experimentation offer, according to Heller?

Based on the definitions of ugly in this article, what do you think “beautiful” design might be?

Goines, “Beauty”

According to the author, what is the only constant aspect of beauty?

How does the author define beauty in this piece?



dànielle nicole devoss | devossda@msu.edu