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Dieter Rams is best-known for his work at Braun–where he revolutionized the design of electronics–and his indelible influence on Apple’s Jony Ive. But he has had a decisive hand in another, much smaller company: Vitsœ, a British manufacturer that has been producing Rams’s modular shelving system for 50 years. To mark his 80th birthday, the German master has allowed Vitsœ to release the transcript of the speech he delivered in New York in 1976, in which he articulates his ethos of user-centered design and some of his famous 10 commandments. In 2012, they feel as if they were written yesterday. Enjoy–Ed.
The sheer genius of Kevin Slavin at TED. Wow!
I’m currently reading his article in the book ‘Talk to Me’ about leaving our reality and eyes alone while augmenting our worldly experiences.
00:07 hours. Stockholm on Tuesday August 30th, 2011.
I recently spoke at Media Evolution 2011 at Malmö in the beautiful southern parts of Sweden. My talk was loosely based around the theme: ‘Seeing the Future through User’s eyes’ and I presented my thoughts on the ‘IxD Bauhaus’, design evolution, Kevin Kelly’s ‘What Technology Wants’ and concepts related to object-envy, nostalgia during the design process etc.
There were several really incredible presentations at the conference. My favorites were the keynote speeches by Paolla Antonelli and Amber Case, presentations by Luke Williams, Riyad Minty and several others.
Massive thanks at Media Evolution organizers, especially Martin Thörnkvist and Yasemin Arhaan Modeer for a fantastic conference. I had the honor of sharing the stage with some of the brightest minds around, learnt a lot about public speaking and also made some great friends. Thanks!
Just stumbled upon this great interview. Very insightful but it just sounds so much wiser coming from Bill Moggridge himself.
This is an interview with Bill Moggridge where he talks about how we can make design that really matters. The interview is made by Designboost and is one of three made this spring on the topic Design Beyond Design, which is also the theme for Designboost 2011.
Bill Moggridge is the director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Bill designed the first laptop computer, the Grid Compass, launched in 1982. He describes his career as having three phases, first as a designer with projects for clients in ten countries, second as a co-founder of IDEO where he developed design methods for interdisciplinary design teams, and third as a spokesperson for the value of design in everyday life, writing, presenting and teaching, supported by the historical depth and contemporary reach of the museum.
Bill Moggridge recently relased the book, video and website Designing Media.
Check out the earlier interview in the series with designer Arik Levy.