This is the exhibition catalogue for Beautiful Users, one of the Cooper-Hewitt's reopening exhibitions set for Autumn 2014. The show is curatedby Ellen Lupton and the catalogue will be edited and designed by her. Theexhibition explores the changing relationship between designers andusers-touching upon topics such as ergonomics, human factors,affordances, design thinking, design process and universal design.
Ellen Lupton is the author, co-author or editor of 13 books with PrincetonArchitectural Press, including Design Culture Now; Skin: Surface,Substance + Design; Inside Design Now; Thinking with Type; D.I.Y.: DesignIt Yourself and D.I.Y. Kids. She is Curator of Contemporary Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York andDirector, Graphic Design MFA Program, Maryland Institute College of Art,Baltimore. She is the recipient of numerous awards including I.D. Forty,1992; Chrysler Design Award, 1996 and AIGA Gold Medal, 2007.