Author(s): Ellen Lupton
This is the exhibition catalog for Beautiful Users, one of the Cooper-Hewitt's reopening exhibitions set for Fall 2014. The show is curated by Ellen Lupton and the catalog will be edited and designed by her. The exhibition explores the changing relationship between designers and users, 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.