Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design

Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design

by Anthony Dunne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262042320

ISBN-13: 9780262042321

Pub. Date: 03/01/2006

Publisher: MIT Press

The cultural speculations and conceptual design proposals in Hertzian Tales are not utopian visions or blueprints; instead, they embody a critique of present-day practices, "mixing criticism with optimism." Six essays explore design approaches for developing the aesthetic potential of electronic products outside a commercial context.  See more details below

Overview

The cultural speculations and conceptual design proposals in Hertzian Tales are not utopian visions or blueprints; instead, they embody a critique of present-day practices, "mixing criticism with optimism." Six essays explore design approaches for developing the aesthetic potential of electronic products outside a commercial context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262042321
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2006
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1The electronic as post-optimal object1
2(In)human factors21
3Para-functionality : the aesthetics of use43
4Psychosocial narratives69
5Real fiction83
6Hertzian space101
7Hertzian tales and sublime gadgets123

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