Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design. Hertzian Tales. Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience’ and Critical Design. Anthony Dunne. The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. London, England. Reading “Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne was quite interesting as it echoed with some other readings/feelings/discussions. Although the.

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Certainly food for thoughts about critical design that I need to integrate in my work and connect to foresight research. The most effective design intervention here is not at the level of the object, but its function.

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When used in the home to mediate social relations, the conceptual models of tlaes communication embodied in office equipment leave little room for the nuances and quirks on which communication outside the workplace relies so heavily. Why do I blog this? The conclusion offers a good summary:. Read more Read less.

Notes on “Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne

Although transparency might improve efficiency and performance, it limits the potential richness of our engagement with the emerging electronic environment and encourages unthinking assimilation of the ideologies embedded in taled objects” “. Showing of 2 reviews.


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It’s a sort of walkman for an otaku — an alienated person in search of electronic affection. Critical Design in Context: A serious problem with the Human Factors approach though, in relation to this hertaian is its uncritical acceptance of So where does this research about the “post-optimal object” can be achieved?

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