9780262042321

Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, And Critical Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262042321

  • ISBN10:

    0262042320

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-01
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
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Summary

"The cultural speculations and conceptual design proposals in Hertzian Tales are not utopian visions or blueprints; instead, they embody a critique of present-day practices, "mixing criticism with optimism." Six essays explore design approaches for developing the aesthetic potential of electronic products outside a commercial context."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1999 Edition vii
Preface to the 2005 Edition xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
The Electronic as Post-Optimal Object
1(20)
(In)Human Factors
21(22)
Para-Functionality: The Aesthetics of Use
43(26)
Psychosocial Narratives
69(14)
Real Fiction
83(18)
Hertzian Space
101(22)
Hertzian Tales and Sublime Gadgets
123(24)
Conclusion 147(2)
Notes 149(6)
Bibliography 155(10)
Illustration Credits 165(6)
Index 171

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