Greetings from the Real World – The Very Meaning of User Friendliness

As Designers have to synthesize products and/or services from a vast arsenal of knowledge procured by a variety of diverse scientific disciplines, no designer can be aware of all the details of current discussion in each of the disciplines involved. In the absence of a satisfactory, universally agreed-upon scientific method of an integral synthesis of products and systems, designers rely on their own working hypothesis. This paper presents one such hypothesis trying to paint a holistic picture of the human user and his or her interaction with complex digital technology.
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The Dynamics of Industrial Design

As a country's economic and social structures transition from rural to industrialized to post-industrial, the nature of this profession evolves. While many design schools have based their programs on an "ideal" definition of design, many opportunities resulting from a careful analysis of industry demands and market challenges are being missed.
It is the purpose of this paper to show how the industrial design profession could benefit from an uninhibited look at the new areas where the creative competence of designers is needed.
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Drogen, Sex und das Design Interaktiver Systeme

Der Versuch einer ganzheitlichen Darstellung der für unsere Orientierung und Navigation relevanten Charakteristika der physischen Welt, der besonderen Fähigkeiten, die unsere Spezies als Anpassung an diese Charakteristika entwickelt hat, sowie der in diesem Zusammenhang relevanten biochemischen Belohnungsmechanismen.
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Animation & Continuity: Prerequisites for Intuitive Interaction

How intuitive interface can happen if designers begin to understand the principles that guide us in the Real World.
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Jenseits von Produktkosmetik

Eine mehr oder weniger detaillierte Untersuchung der Rolle, die unsere fünf Sinne für Designer spielen (sollten).
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Beyond Cosmetics

A detailed analysis of the role our five senses (might) play in product design.
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Interface Issues in Everyday Products

About the need of a new approach to product design.
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Sound Design

Überblick, Information und Quellen zum Thema.
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Chance verpasst?

Über die Notwendigkeit zu den überfälligen Korrekturen in der Designausbildung.
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Wert und Wertigkeit

Gedanken über die Subjektivität dieser Begriffe.
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Advancing Rail Design

A paper summarizing the author's concept of value as it affects the design of products and services. The paper was presented at the Advanced Rail Design Symposium hosted by the rail design division of former Daimler Benz AG, Frankfurt (Germany), Nov. 1998.
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