STATIC! The Aesthetics of Energy in Everyday Things

Backlund, Sara and Gyllenswärd, Magnus and Gustafsson, Anton and Ilstedt Hjelm, Sara and Mazé, Ramia and Redström, Johan (2007) STATIC! The Aesthetics of Energy in Everyday Things. In: Design Research Society Wonderground International Conference 2006, 1-4 November 2006, Lisbon, Portugal.



Abstract: Static! is a project investigating interaction and product design as a way of increasing our awareness of how energy is used in everyday life. Revisiting the design of everyday things with focus on issues related to energy use, we have developed a palette of design examples in the form of prototypes, conceptual design proposals and use scenarios, to be used as a basis for communication and discussion with users and designers. With respect to design research and practice, the aim has been to develop a more profound understanding of energy as material in design, including its expressive and aesthetic potential, thus locating issues related to energy use at the centre of the design process.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:2608
Deposited By:Magnus Ņgren
Deposited On:14 Dec 2007
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 16:11

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