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Bill’s Design Talks: Nonobject—A Radical New Approach to Design
Does form always follow function? Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices challenge this convention. Among this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, Founder and Principal of Nonobject Studio. Lukic’s design philosophy presents an entirely new way of developing and experiencing the world of objects and our relationship with them....
Bill’s Design Talks: Nonobject—A Sneak Preview
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, come see Branko Lukic, of Nonobject studio, in conversation with Bill Moggridge. Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices have dared to challenge the reductive dogma that form follows function. Included in this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, founder and principal of Nonobject Studio....
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Understanding the American Experience
The final grand challenge posed by Secretary Wayne Clough for the new strategic plan of the Smithsonian is explained by the sentence: “America is an increasingly diverse society that shares a history, ideals, and an indomitable, innovative spirit. We will use our resources across disciplines to explore what it means to be an American and...
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Research Chronicles
Follow my field research chronicles on twitter, starting in Kumasi, Ghana at the International Development Design Summit organized by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and MIT. The summit aims to create equity in the distribution of research and development resources by focusing on the needs of the world’s poor, bringing together students,...
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Behind the Scenes of Multiple Choice: from Sample to Product
Exhibitions are hard work. At Cooper-Hewitt they are planned years in advance and involve several departments cooperating towards a common goal of creating the best exhibition possible. Once the research is completed, the objects chosen, the didactic panels and brochure text written, and the exhibition design layout completed, there is still one very important step...
Video: In Their Own Words
What is the best way to convey the spirit of the work being done around the world? Footage of the exhibition objects being used in the locations where they are normally used helps provide context. I also received a phone call from Botswana, one of the contributors to exhibition was traveling to New York. I...