Kinetic Design (Core77 article)

22 Mar 2009 - 8:58pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

for all you hardware interaction designers, this bit was just an
amazing piece on Core77 about Kinetic Design. I think some of us
might think this is just "interaction design", but to me the
discussion of aesthetics of motion really touches my heart string in
a wondrous way. There was this Pratt ID student I met a couple of
years ago who did his thesis on this, and it also really resonated
with me back then.

Anyway, take a read of this pretty deep look at Kinetic Design
(aesthetics of physical motion).
http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/kinetic_design_and_the_animation_of_products_by_ben_hopson_12642.asp
(http://tr.im/hFYj)

I think that for the virtual world this speaks to what I've been
calling "abstraction", but in Gestural Design should resonate much
more tangibly.

Enjoy!

-- dave

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23 Mar 2009 - 12:59pm
Anees Uddin
2009

Yeah, I came across this as well, being from a product design
background I like the idea.

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23 Mar 2009 - 8:42pm
jet
2008

From the article: "Presently, there is no specifically designated class
of designers qualified to decide how products move. "

I can't argue for/against that, but there is a solid history of artists
who have worked in kinetics as an art form that we can look to for
inspiration. Whether it's Arthur Ganson or Survival Research Labs,
it's not hard to find people who have made motion visually compelling.

--jet

dave malouf wrote:
> for all you hardware interaction designers, this bit was just an
> amazing piece on Core77 about Kinetic Design. I think some of us
> might think this is just "interaction design", but to me the
> discussion of aesthetics of motion really touches my heart string in
> a wondrous way. There was this Pratt ID student I met a couple of
> years ago who did his thesis on this, and it also really resonated
> with me back then.
>
> Anyway, take a read of this pretty deep look at Kinetic Design
> (aesthetics of physical motion).
> http://www.core77.com/blog/featured_items/kinetic_design_and_the_animation_of_products_by_ben_hopson_12642.asp
> (http://tr.im/hFYj)
>
> I think that for the virtual world this speaks to what I've been
> calling "abstraction", but in Gestural Design should resonate much
> more tangibly.
>
> Enjoy!
>
> -- dave
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