Beautiful Users

Exhibition Website

Jun 26 2016 - Oct 2 2016

Beautiful Users, organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, will feature nearly 100 objects that illustrate the evolution of “user-centered design”—from the mid–20th-century work of Henry Dreyfuss (who coined the phrase “designing for people”) to the complex systems and services that today’s designers are developing.

Some of the objects in the exhibition will include:

Examples of the Human-scale measurement system, which aids in design for children, the elderly, the differently-abled, and people of diverse height; Objects designed for comfort and function, ranging from Dreyfuss’s Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair; Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roomba Cam, which repurposes the household gadget for surveillance purposes.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Design
  • Various artists

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