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ben hopson’s site on the aesthetics of motion

I came across Ben Hopson’s site today. In it he discusses movement in product design as an important element of a product’s aesthetics.

His work with physical objects with motion as an attribute are very important.

Where I think he can use a little help is in thinking of motion as a particulate of how an object exists in TIME and how time has many dimensions. Motion also alternatively is a change in shape over time, shape of the object or shape of the space the object is temporally residing in.

But his basic beginnings for thinking about how to model, describe and record design of motion is definitely helpful and there is probably a lot that IxD and ID can learn from each other basedon this work.

As a point of comparative reference, I’d refer people to my own writings on foundations of IxD as I think there is a good bit of overlap.

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