5 thoughts on “Hertzian Tales

  1. Lykkedes godt —> “One result of this research is a toolbox of concepts and ideas for developing and communicating design proposals that explore fundamental issues about how we live among eletronic objects.”

  2. Anthony Dunne, the current head of the Interactive Design program at the Royal College of Art, wrote this piece as his PhD dissertation. It’s part theory and part design proposal, yet only one of those pieces actually succeeds.

    The theory behind the book, one with which I sympathize, is that designers need to stop coddling their audiences. Virtually all design, be it industrial, electronic, or anything else, tends to focus on accessibility and usability as primary virtues. This makes sense if yo

  3. Dunne’s dissertation, advocating industrial designers to not get lost in making products as user-friendly as possible, but to borrow from art and have objects be surreal, mysterious, un-obvious, confusing and controversial in their design and user-experience. To communicate critical messages, inspire and provoke further discourse on these objects that invade so much of our everyday life. Dunne’s focus are electronic objects and his quest is to communicate their invisible reality, of being far-re

  4. Great ideas from Anthony Dunne on the poetic opportunities of electronic product. It’s a really heady mix of design, art, electronics and critical theory. It does read a bit like a work from the very end of the 1990s, which is not a criticism, it’s just great to see the stamp of the times. I do have one problem with it – it reads far too much like a PhD thesis, which I guess it really is…

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