Ateljé Altmann AB
Visual Communication
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Occupying Time

Design, Technology and the Form of Interaction Ramia Mazé
 
2007
As technology pervades our everyday life and material culture, new possibilities and problematics are raised for design. Attention in contemporary design discourse is shifting 'beyond the object', to the qualities of processes and experiences. The boxes and screens typically the 'object' of interaction and interface design are miniaturizing, even disappearing, as computation is integrated into familiar materials and ordinary objects. This opens possibilities - for example, as computer and materials science converge with fashion and architecture in smart textiles and intelligent environments even as it turns us back, in new ways, to traditional design disciplines and practices. Extract from the introduction

Our good friend Ramia came to us with the aim to get the best possible appearance of her texts and dress them into a bold but timeless book design. We designed cover and layout with the intention to inform in a straight forward but elegant way. Keep the cover simple black and white with a hint to typographic abstraction. We wanted it to pop out on the bookshelves. We are excited to be able to work again with Ramia in the near future...Photography by Elinor Hall.

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