"A worthwhile challenge to the market subservience that dominates industrial design, indicating some of the ways of turning design towards more speculative, critical possibilities." Design Philosophy Papers
From the Back Cover
Architecture and furniture design have operated in the realm of cultural speculation for some time, but product design's strong ties to the marketplace have left little room for exploring the cultural function of electronic products. As more of our everyday social and cultural experiences are mediated by electronic products, designers need to develop ways of exploring how this electronic mediation might enrich people's everyday lives.
Hertzian Tales sets the scene for relocating the electronic product beyond a culture of relentless innovation for its own sake based simply on what is technologically possible and semiologically consumable to a broader context of critical thinking on its aesthetic role in everyday life.
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About the Author
Dr Anthony Dunne is Senior Research Fellow in Computer Related Design and Senior Tutor in Industrial Design and Furniture at the Royal College of Art, London. He is also partner in the design practice Dunne + Raby.