Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design. Hertzian Tales. Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience’ and Critical Design. Anthony Dunne. The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. London, England. Reading “Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne was quite interesting as it echoed with some other readings/feelings/discussions. Although the.

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The conclusion offers a good summary: Usually the car cuts us off from the environment, here it is intended to emphasise our connection.

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It questions notions of privacy — although the person listening to conversations is a social invader, the radiation from the phone call is invading their home and body. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Review A worthwhile challenge to the market subservience that dominates industrial design, indicating some of the ways of turning design towards more speculative, critical possibilities.


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Plotting leaky EM Fields for a telephone, computer, printer and fax machine.

And it is through the medium of electronic products that new urban experiences are provided. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. 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.


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Certainly food for thoughts about critical design that I need to integrate in my work and connect to foresight research. Hertzian Tales explores the role electronic products might play in the aesthetic inhabitation of a rapidly dematerialising, ubiquitous and intelligent environment. Designers of electronic products, writes Anthony Dunne in Hertzian Talesmust begin to think more broadly about the aesthetic role of electronic products in everyday life.

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