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Lenses for Design

Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design
Lenses for Design

Lenses for Design describes and explains the unique, creative process of American industrial designer and educator, Josh Owen. Project by project, Owen illustrates and decodes his philosophy and approach to design invention and problem solving. His designs combine clarity of purpose and functional efficacy with emotive and tactile qualities that will prove instructive and inspirational.


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Lenses for Design describes and explains the unique, creative process of American industrial designer and educator, Josh Owen. Project by project, Owen illustrates and decodes his philosophy and approach to design invention and problem solving. His designs combine clarity of purpose and functional efficacy with emotive and tactile qualities that will prove instructive and inspirational.

About the Author 
Josh Owen is a designer and professor of Industrial Design at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. His work has been featured at the Venice Biennale and is in the permanent design collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, Chicago Athenaeum, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Taiwan Design Museum, among others. Significant manufacturers in the U.S. and Europe produce his home/design, furniture, and office products, which are regularly featured in design books, periodicals and in critical design discourse. Owen’s “Build” and “Meta” design academic projects have successfully pioneered integrated practice pedagogy for the field of Industrial Design.  

Details

Publisher: RIT Press (09/2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-33-0
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 252
Illustrations: 395
Size: 7.5 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 1lb

Table of Contents

In Search of the Essence of Things
Mathias Schwartz-Clauss
            
Enlightened Lessons
Scott Klinker    
            
Preface

Introduction

Sharp Focus
Cause and Effect
Creating Efficiencies
Exploring Parameters
One Way

Soft Focus
Simple Pleasures
Power of Suggestion
On Walkabout
Serious Play
Applied Metaphysics

Macro Focus
Considering the Void
Mutualism
Things in Mid-Life
Proximal Relationships

Micro Focus
Anachronistic Adaptation
Teaching Tools
Analog Life
Ritual Objects

Blurred Focus
Visual Sampling
Adaptive Reuse
Temporal Graffiti
Alchemy

Deconstructed Lens
Cultural Resonance
A Holistic Approach
Product Family
        
Universal Form
Kathryn B. Hiesinger

Normative Extremes
Nathaniel Popkin

Conclusion

Appendix

Acknowledgements

Index
 

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