Upcoming Exhibits

Beautiful Users

June 26 - October 2, 2016

Beautiful Users, organized by the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, will feature 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 of the objects in the exhibition will 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

On You: Wearing Technology

June 26 - October 2, 2016

Wearable technology is in the press daily. Why now?

While the basic technology has existed for decades, only recently have these devices become practical and desirable. Using consumer, professional, and “maker” devices, this exhibit 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 Tech entities, including the School of Industrial Design, the Institute for People and Technology, the Wearable Computing Center and GVU Center.


Exhibition Credits:

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

The Future of Food from Farms to Forks

October 23, 2016 - January 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 adequate 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. The exhibition will highlight work being done in Atlanta and beyond and will engage with Atlanta’s rich foodie culture.