everyday hero: a variation on a theme . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 10 •
everyday design hero:
a variation on a theme . . .

“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, a variation on a theme:

01) aachen, aaron. 100 fundstücke, die die welt erklären.
regensburg, museen der stadt regensburg, 2020.
02) algera, kirsten, and ernst van der hoeven, editors.
the life of things, no. 2: the window. breda, macguffin, 2015.
03) algera, kirsten, and ernst van der hoeven, editors.
the life of things, no. 4: the sink. breda, macguffin, 2017.
04) algera, kirsten, and ernst van der hoeven, editors.
the life of things, no. 10: the bottle. breda, macguffin, 2021.
05) alÿs, francis. fabiola. new york, dia art foundation, 2008.
06) cape, francis. we sit together.
new york, princeton architectural press, 2013.
07) cartier-bresson, henri. man and machine. new york, viking press, 1971.
08) clivio, franco. hidden forms: seeing and understanding things.
basel, birkhäuser, 2009.
09) collins, maurice. ingenious gadgets. newton abbot, david & charles, 2005.
10) corraini, maurizio, and fondazione achille castiglioni. 100 x 100 achille.
mantova, maurizio corraini s.r.l., 2018.
11) hirsch, annabelle. die dinge. eine geschichte der frauen in 100 objekten.
zurich, kein & aber, 2022.
12) holmsted olesen, christian. wegner: just one good chair.
ostfildern, hatje cantz, 2014.
13) lauber, ulrike. themen, variationen. munich, whitebox, 2008.
14) lutz, hans-rudolf. typoundso. zürich, verlag hans-rudolf lutz, 1996.
15) lutz, hans-rudolf. die hieroglyphen von heute. zürich, verlag hans-rudolf lutz, 1997.
16) melnick, mimi, and robert melnick. manhole covers.
cambridge, mit (massachusetts institute of technology) press, 1994.
17) mijksenaar, paul. visual function. new york, princeton architectural press, 1997.
18) mijksenaar, paul, and piet westendorp. open here: the art of instructional design. new york, joost elffers books, 1999.
19) morrison, jasper. a book of spoons. ghent, imschoot uitgevers 1997.
20) morrison, jasper, and naoto fukasawa. super normal sensations of the ordinary.
baden, lars müller publishers, 2007.
21) pomeroy, lisa, editor. türen und portale in basel.
basel, schule für gestaltung, 1982.
22) rast, michael, et al. bird cages: a selection by alfons j. keller.
saint gall, typotron, 1985.
23) rozensztroch, daniel, and shiri slavin. brush. new york, pointed leaf press, 2005.
24) schlicksbier, anton. stille örtchen der oberpfalz.
amberg, büro wilhelm, 2002.
25) science of the secondary: door. atelier hoko, 2015.
26) science of the secondary: window. atelier hoko, 2015.
27) seelig, thomas, and urs stahel. the ecstasy of things: from the functional object
to the fetish in 20th century photographs.
winterthur, steidl, 2004.
28) toperngpong, florian. alles was ich weiss. ein selbstversuch auf post-its.
regensburg, galerie konstantin b., 2017.

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posted 13 December 2021

categories design, education