Tangible & digital relationships : metaphors, emotion, and meaning




McCoy Bast, Amanda D.

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This report is a comprehensive document defining tangible and digital relationships with regard to the body of work I have pursued during my graduate studies in Design at The University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Emotion and Design is discussed with regard to current research in the field of Psychology, and its relevance to my work and developing methodology of using physical prototypes to inform digital ideas. Serving as a guide-book of some of my work, it follows the questions I have asked as a student of Design — most of which are concerned with Technology and Society, and our relationship to innovation. The report concludes with three Design issues Iʼve encountered throughout my career as a professional and as a student, in hopes of provoking discourse in professional practice and in the Design community as a whole.



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