Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design

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Authors

Anthony Dunne

Year 2006
Pages 192
Publisher The MIT Press
Language en
ISBN 9780262042321
File Size 8.69 MB
File Format PDF
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As our everyday social and cultural experiences are increasingly mediated by electronic products -- from "intelligent" toasters to iPods -- it is the design of these products that shapes our experience of the "electrosphere" in which we live. Designers of electronic products, writes Anthony Dunne in Hertzian Tales, must begin to think more broadly about the aesthetic role of electronic products in everyday life. Industrial design has the potential to enrich our daily lives -- to improve the quality of our relationship to the artificial environment of technology, and even, argues Dunne, to be subverted for socially beneficial ends.