Beautiful Users: Designing for People
June 25, 2016 - January 8, 2017
Beautiful Users: Designing for People, organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, features nearly 100 objects that illustrate the evolution of “user-centered design”—from the mid–20th-century work of Henry Dreyfuss (who coined the phrase “designing for people”) to the complex systems and services that today’s designers are developing.
Some exhibition objects include:
- Examples of the Human-scale measurement system, which aids in design for children, the elderly, the differently abled, and people of diverse height
- Objects designed for comfort and function, ranging from Dreyfuss’s Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roomba Cam, which repurposes the household gadget for surveillance purposes
The exhibition is a traveling exhibition organized by the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. For press inquiries, please contact Carrie Whitney, firstname.lastname@example.org.