the secret language in product design | gray holland

a periodic table of form | by gray holand
a periodic table of form

:: the secret language of surface in product design | by gray holland

What Surface Continuity is Quietly Telling Us

“Now here’s the rub: How many of these are appropriately utilizing the form language of utility and how many are not? How many are tangentially sculpted because of the tools of creation (tangent-restricted solid modeling software)? How many are consciously designed to produce a relevant user experience? The DeWalt drill of course is right on the mark, the Emeco Navy Chair absolutely shouts utility, and all of the Dyson vacuums are Tangent porn as far as I can tell–functional engineering taken to a styled perversity–but it is the hoards of cell phones, MP3 players, computers, and multitudes of consumer electronics that lack much distinction or differentiation from each other.”

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