Design for interactive platforms has devolved inside a form of vacuum, and positioned itself outside of every other design discipline.
Which is weird, as its nothing more than a combination of concepts we were already familiar with:
- – Print design knows how to enhance or better an experience with the use of visual clues applied through an environment of surfaces.
– Product design knows the craft of design ads value to the experience, interaction and utility of a product.
But luckily/hopefully, we are seeing the end of the devolution. As new arenas and objects appear where we are hard pressed not to adopt existing and relevant knowledge.
With the experience from designing the WIRED Magazine Tablet prototype in mind – which was produced with the same designers and creative people that publish the print version, Chris Anderson says:
- “…you take a magazine and put it on the web you loose so much. We loose the design, the integration, the packaging. … The tablet offers the opportunity to do all the stuff we do in print; the packaging, the coherent integration of all these elements and then more .
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. That third dimension…”
And this last gem I’ve found, is a short clip on Dieter Rams, famous product designer who was known for his work at Braun, and his design approach; “Less, but better”.
- “He sort of demonstrates how simple, accessible and straight forward good design can be. Something which looks very simple, is something, somehow, very desirable even though it might contain very complex technology and complex engineering.” – Michael Czerwinski, Public Programmes Manager, Design Museum London
“He believed in the abolition of built in obsolescence. He believes that if you analyze the function of an object carefully enough you can come up with the optimum set of operating controls, you can make the perfect face for a machine, you can give it a form that will outlive fashion. Whole categories of products have been abolished, and yet his machines still seem to have a sense of timelessness” – Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum London
(video via Cool Hunting)