MODA Announces Exhibition Extension and Upcoming Schedule

Beautiful Users: Designing for People and On You: Wearing Technology

EXTENDED! Through January 8, 2017

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

January 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017

ATLANTA – October 10, 2016 – Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition schedule including an extension of the concurrent Beautiful Users: Designing for People and On You: Wearing Technology.   

Beautiful Users: Designing for People

Through January 8, 2017

Held over by popular demand, Beautiful Users: Designing for People 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. Objects in the exhibition 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’ Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair and Diller Scofidio and Renfro’s Roomba Cam, which repurposes the household gadget for surveillance purposes. Beautiful Users: Designing for People was organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council and by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

 

On You: Wearing Technology

Through January 8, 2017

Also extended by popular demand, On You: Wearing Technology recognizes the recent growth in the area of wearable devices despite the fact that the basic technology has existed for decades. Using consumer, professional, and “maker” creations, On You: Wearing Technology demonstrates four challenges along the road to making a consumer wearable computer: power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays. This exhibition was developed in collaboration with various Georgia Institute of Technology entities, including the School of Industrial Designthe Institute for People and Technologythe Wearable Computing Center, and GVU Center. On You: Wearing Technology is sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the Fulton County Arts Council, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and Footsmart.

Exhibition Credits: Clint Zeagler – Curator / Designer; Thad Starner – Curator; Kevin Shankwiler – Designer; Yoni Kaplan – Designer; Tavenner M. Hall – Images.

 

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future

January 21, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Feeding ourselves engages a massive infrastructure, advanced technologies, and dynamic systems that touch on just about every aspect of the world we live in. Creating sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and efficient systems to produce enough healthy food for the world presents a wide variety of design challenges. Curated by MODA, this exhibition will look at cutting-edge developments in food production asking:

·   How the farm of the future operates?

·   How worldwide food distribution can be made more equitable?

·  How we might design systems that induce consumers to privilege healthy food choices, and other important questions?

Food by Design: Sustaining the Future will highlight work being done in Atlanta and beyond and will engage with the city’s rich foodie culture.

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