Richard Johnson Design

portable effects

1998

Portable Effects: A survey of Nomadic Design Practice. Project Team Rachel Strickland: Direction, Jonathan Cohen: software, Colin Burns: Production, Lorna Ross/ Laurie Vertelney/ Rebecca Fuson: concept & prototype, Peter Spreenberg/Dennis Poon: Interaction development, Maribeth Back: sound, Russell Zeidner: Architecture, Rick Johnson: construction and project management at the exploratorium. Everybody is a designer in everyday life. Yet we share no common vocabulary for describing everyday design practice, and few would even claim to have a coherent method for pursuing it. Through glimpses into human mobile nature, Portable Effects is an interactive anthropological exploration which prompts each of us to consider the design motives and methods that underlie our daily transactions with ordinary objects.

San Francisco, CA

museum

installation