Q: What happens when we draw from memory? Theory: Some details will get left out while others are added.
Experiment: (1) Sketch a button. (2) Study the sketch. (3) Re-sketch the sketch from memory.
Q: Can anxiety be simulated with minimal design? Theory: No—to be minimal is to be calm.
Experiment: (1) Study thoughts associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
(2) Design simple typographic representations of those thoughts. (3) Compile designs into a book.
(4) Flip through the book, see how you feel.
Q: Can design space be manipulated so that type simulates an emotion? Theory: No—too complex.
Experiment: (1) Choose the shock: an unexpected assaulter. (2) Represent this shock using only type and space. (3) See how you feel.