Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Design in Our Lives”; The Museum of Modern Art
Ergonomics - the study of peoples work efficiency in their work environment.
LOW FUNCTIONALITY :
- The Post War Kitchen
One of the first things that caught my attention on the design floor of the MOMA was the Post War Kitchen. From my first glance and understanding of what it was I knew that this was of Low Functionality. Due to the old make-up and appliances it just wouldn't be efficient in the working environment of a more modern person. The antique look and old set up would be a hassle to use and get accustomed to. To make the Post war kitchen more ergonomic I would update the look of the kitchen , changing the appliances and making them more up to date and of greater use to the modern human.
- Sweepers Clock
The sweepers clock was one of the most interesting designs in the MOMA. Its literally created from two men sweeping garbage clockwise. this is definitely a low functional object because no human has the time to stand there and watch two men sweep trash to watch every second, minute and hour. Along with the fact that the time might not be accurate because the clock is made by two men natural human beings just like everyone else who also make mistakes . One way that i would change this design to make it more ergonomic id by putting metal plates instead of the two men that would push the garbage around as if it were an actual clock , just to be more accurate and to save more time.
HIGH FUNCTIONALITY :
Mine Kafron Wind-Powered Deminer -
The Mine Kafron Wind-Powered Deminer is an indestructible toy made by Massoud Hassani from his personal experience in his home town Qasaba in wartorn Afghanistan. Losing many friends to the detonation of the land mines when going after their toys , he decided to create a large toy that would go onto the land-mine and be able to resist the attack of the detonation. It would merely detach but would be able to reassemble. made of bamboo and biodegradable plastic parts this design is of high functionality because it serves a purpose, and its useful.
Christina Frederick " Home Motion" :
This slide show was a blueprint to the differences between a good and bad kitchen and how the differences played a role in its efficiency. With this it described how a kitchen from for example " the post war kitchen " which was found next to this , differed from the modern day kitchen. it explained how that kitchen would be difficult for a person from the modern day because they wouldn't be able to adapt to the appliances. it also showed the break down of each appliance and how it differed from the appliances that we use now. for example how long it would take to boil a cup of tea now as opposed to back then. I found this played the role of high functionality because it gives a breakdown of appliances and how they've advanced .