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Charest, Robert

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The despecialization of objects : a process oriented approach to designing interior objects 2006 789 "Two industrial designers, Philippe Carreau and Hubert Pelletier, parented the theory, the despecialization of objects. The despecialization of objects addresses the trivializing and undervaluing of objects (poor human-object relationships) caused by...
Substance: sustainable design through positive user/object relationships. 2009 1268 The work of contemporary designers has increasingly come under scrutiny for its apparent disconnect with affairs of the greater human condition and status. This disconnect is evidenced in the design and development of products and materials that e...
Searching for design energy: re-visiting my generative process using selection, evaluation, and morphing to generate new ideas 2011 4899 My interests lie primarily with the energy behind the design of products. In pursuing the question of that energy and its potential, it has become clear to me that prior to any claims regarding transferability it is vital to first document and analyz...
Plugging in: reinterpreting the traditional housing archetype within a community using shipping containers 2011 5054 My interests lie primarily in the re-use of shipping containers as housing within a community setting. In pursuing the question of that use and its setting, it has become apparent that there is a need to document and explore the elements that make up...