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dc.contributor.authorArif, Nuzhat Binte
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-06T15:57:15Z
dc.date.available2019-08-06T15:57:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/23823
dc.descriptionIndustrial Design; Honorable Mention; Copyright 2018, Nuzhat Binte Arif. Used with permission. For more information, contact the Graduate College at gradcoll@uic.eduen_US
dc.description.abstractI read Jonathan Chapman’s Emotionally Durable Design and was appalled to learn that 80% of objects get thrown out into landfills because people aren’t able to form a strong enough emotional bond with them. Landfills often cannot provide the right environment for microbes to be able to break material down, so landfills keep piling up with things. As a designer, I consider the quandary of consumerism, pollution, and short-term attachment to material goods. Audio speakers are often marketed on their external form. But as I was researching speakers, I became more interested in their internal components: the feat of engineering that creates sound. I wanted to flip the focus in my design by highlighting the internal components and minimizing the speaker shell. I chose to create a simple clear box that is almost like a museum case; it highlights the functional aspects of the speaker as a technological work of art. My hope is to extend the life of the speaker by designing for emotional connection, which in turn leads to longer use and, therefore, improved conservation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis exhibit competition is organized by the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College and the University Library.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Image of Research 2018;
dc.titleResonant Design: The Transparent Speakeren_US


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