The best exhibits involve the user the most. From interactive museums to theatrical experiences to commercial or tradeshow environments, the visitor who experiences magic will be the one who remembers the message.
Product design combines the tightest requirements for human interface, technical function, and production techniques with the greatest opportunities for creativity and user delight. Solid design principles bring value from the first idea on a napkin through final production runs.
Many skills fundamental to the design process are valuable in themselves. For example, while designers aren’t artists or model builders, we use drawings and models as basic tools and are usually pretty good at creating them. Here are just a few areas where design skills can be helpful outside of a full design process…
Areté is an ancient Greek concept of excellence, described by one historian as “…a respect for the wholeness or oneness of life, and a consequent dislike of specialization. It implies... an efficiency which exists not in one department of life but in life itself.”
Industrial Design maximizes the human experience, technical function, and production methods of any product or system. Whether it's 2-D or 3-D, tangible or intangible, a product you hold or an environment that holds you, Industrial Design balances art and engineering to make your project the best it can be. Areté Design provides industrial design consultation in product, exhibit, and graphic design in any phase from concept through completion.
If you already understand the potentials of Industrial Design or you're learning about the field for the first time, I hope you find this website helpful and decide to bring the power of Areté Design to your next project!