Industrial Design and Innovation

Interesting: Ex-RISD President John Maeda: “Design is More Important Than Ever”

Check out this article discussing the link between our increasing dependance of mobile technology and the importance of good design.

‘“I wanted to connect the worlds of design, technology, and business together, so that people wouldn’t see them as three different things,” Maeda explains of his report.’

‘We unlock our phones every few minutes—every 5.6 minutes, according to the report— meaning a single bad design decision can pop up again and again for a user throughout the day. Computers were once the province of enthusiasts and technologists, people who were more forgiving of these sorts of rough patches. Now, users expect things to work and to look good doing it. “Mobile,” Maeda says, “is the gateway to the mass consumerization of technology.”’

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