consumer

Cup of Joe on the Go


This Traveling Coffee Service from the late 19th century was ahead of its time in many ways. What could be better than a little briefcase with all of the parts required to make a fresh pot of joe on the go?
coffee set, consumer, brewer, silver, ivory, France, 19th century, product design

DesignBoost NYC: Andrea Ruggiero


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Andrea Ruggiero, Designer, consumption, consumer, consumerism, preconsumer, overconsumer, postconsumer, typologies, talk, long

Bad Design / Good Design


It’s hard to find examples of bad design that you can publish on a blog. I don’t suppose that’s surprising, as we all want to tell stories about our successes, but we’re happier when the failures fade into the gloom of obscurity.
bad design, failures, complex, unused, useless, redundant, remote control, controllers, consumer, electronics, good design, iPhone, useful, hand, held, fingers, confusing, confusion, flick, tap, controls, relevant, Guggenheim, museum

Graphic Design as Consumer Product


One of the themes looked at in the Triennial is the rise of graphic design as a consumer product. It used to be that graphic design was strictly a business-to-business service.
Triennial, graphic design, consumer, product, business-to-business, B2B, service, access, professional quality, software, fonts, printing, services, Blik, precut, vinyl graphics, applied, direct-to-consumer, commodity, commodification, DIY, vector-based, image file, sign company