Industrial Design

I wonder how modern “makers of things” understand how the “end-of-life product lifecycle” determines value, loyalty, and beauty? Do they account for the “end of life” experience of their products? Putting down Old Yeller (G5) this last week was an emotional experience. I have a 9-year old computer that I recently gutted, taking the first step to transform it into a nano-reef tank. I didn’t kill it because it didn’t work anymore – it ran just fine. My G5 lasted so long that I could no longer update it or run current software on it.

M.H. Sonneveld was one of the most influential and informative authors I discovered during my capstone literature review. His writings helped me understand the role…

My review of industrial design literature yielded important insights into how a non-HCI field approaches tactile qualities of interactions. My findings revealed that industrial designers…