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Beautiful Users: Designing for People

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In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss—widely considered the father of industrial design—pioneered a user-centered approach to design that focuses on studying people’s behaviors and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products.

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In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss—widely considered the father of industrial design—pioneered a user-centered approach to design that focuses on studying people’s behaviors and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products. In the intervening years, user-centered design has expanded to undertake the needs of differently abled users and global populations as well as the design of complex systems and services.

Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users and considers a range of design methodologies and practices, from user research to hacking, open source, and the maker culture. Investigations range from classics such as Dreyfuss’s telephones to cutting-edge inventions like the Nest thermostat, Robohand, 3D-printed prosthetics, off-road wheelchairs, and Thomas Carpentier’s Measure(s) of Man project.

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Dimensions 23 × 17 cm
ISBN

9781616892913

Publisher

Date Published

2014

Language

English

Specifications

Softcover, 23x17cm, 142pp