We swim in an ocean of products. Behind each one, there is someone (hopefully) thinking about the way we experience it. In this episode of Off Book, we explore three aspects of product design: build quality and engineering fundamentals, humanism and sustainability, and speculation on the future of the product experience. In discussion with the 4th generation owner of a classic brand, a brilliant designer of socially progressive products, and an MIT researcher looking to revolutionize the product experience through 3D printing, we'll capture a sense of the values and challenges in the contemporary world of product design.
PBS Arts: Off Book is a web-based series that explores cutting edge art and the people that make it. The 13 episode series focuses on the process, motivation and meaning of a new generation of artists.
Episode 1: Light Painting
Episode 2: Typography
Episode 3: Visual Culture Online
Episode 4: Steampunk
Episode 5: Hacking Art & Culture with F.A.T. Lab
Episode 6: Street Art
Episode 7: Etsy Art & Culture
Episode 8: Video Games
Episode 9: Fashion of Artists
Episode 10: Generative Art - Computers, Data & Humanity