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National Design Awards 2008 - People's Design Award


The Zon Hearing Aid transforms the beige shapeless traditional hearing aid into a dynamic, sculptural object that ergonomically embraces the geometry of the ear while taking advantage of the latest technology to provide the highest audio quality. Most hearing impaired listeners wait up to eight years before being fitted with a hearing aid because of its perceived association with disability and weakness. The Zon turns the hearing aid into a coveted high-performance design object.
National Design Award, Peoples Awards Winner, 2008, gala, Lauren Zalaznick, Padma Lakshmi, David Stark, Designers, Stuart Karten, Zon Hearing Aid, Ear Technology, Sculptural Ergonomics, Audio Disability, Object

Tangible Tuesdays: OnObject


Tangible Earth, the interactive globe now on view here at Cooper-Hewitt, engages the sense of touch to create a feeling of connection between people and their planet. Lots of designers today are exploring ways to enhance digital devices with touch. For example, MIT Media Lab’s OnObject system can turn any object into a tactile interactive interface. The user can tag any object—a cup, a marker, a book, even their clothing—with a vocabulary of sounds, sights or other media using RFID sensors.
Installations, interactive design, MIT media lab, OnObject, senses, touch, digital, devices, Enhancement, tactile, interface, tag, Object, vocabulary, sensors, educational tool

Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 2


Before any mannequin dressing begins, proper museum protocol regarding the intake of objects must be followed. The process generally goes like this: First, the boxes or crates are opened in a clean and secure gallery or room that has environmental controls (including a specific relative humidity and temperature).
Quicktake, Rodarte, Exhibition, fashion design, Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, protocol, Object, intake, uncrating, photograph, registrar, reports, Carnegie mansion, Teak Room