Beautiful users: Designing for Beautiful People
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2014 ISBN: 9781616892913 Editor: Ellen Lupton Format: Paperback, 144pp, 230 x 180mm
In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfus - one of the founders of industrial design - pioneered a user-centred approach that studies human behaviour and anatomy as a key step in developing successful products. In the intervening years, user-centred design has expanded to address the needs of differently abled users and global populations as well as the requirements 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. Designs featured range from classics such as Henry Dreyfuss's telephone to cutting-edge inventions such as Yves Behar's pill dispenser, the Nest thermostat, Robohand (3D-printed prosthetics), and off-road wheelchairs. Edited by famous design educator Ellen Lupton.