everyday hero: anthropomorphic . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 06 •
everyday design hero:
anthropomorphic . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”

philosopher ludwig wittgenstein

01) lightness . . .

02) enhancing civility . . .

03) beautility . . .

04) robust, resilient & repairable . . .

05) embracing aspects of homo ludens . . .

06) anthropomorphic . . .

07) adaptable | transformable . . .

08) intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

09) accessible to 90% of the world . . .

10) a variation on a theme . . .

11) ephemeral . . .

12) wabi-sabi (grows better with time &/or use) . . .

13) improvisation . . .
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suggested reading &/or the dialects of design continued, anthropomorphic:

01) blechinger, gerhard, and yana milev, editors. emergency design.
wien, springerwiennewyork, 2008.
02) hara, kenya, and hara design institute, editors. subtle.
the 47th takeo paper show. tokyo, takeo co., 2014.
03) hess, hubertus. metamorphose der dinge.
nürnberg, verlag für moderne kunst nürnberg, 2005.
04) morrison, jasper, et al., editors. source material.
weil am rhein, vitra design museum, 2014.
05) neuhart, john, and marilyn. neuhart, editors, with ray eames.
eames design: the work of the office of charles and ray eames.
new york, harry n. abrams, inc., 1989.
06) robert, fraçcois, and jean robert, face to face.
baden, lars müller publishers, 1995.
07) ungers, o.m. morphologie. city metaphors.
köln, verlag der buchhandlung walther könig, 2012.

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posted 13 August 2021

categories design, education