New York's Museum of Modern Art is embracing product engineering by adding five new DIY electrical kits to its Humble Masterpieces collection. This includes Arduino (a programmable, open-source chip), Ototo (creates music from common objects using electrical impulses), Makey Makey (can turn basically anything into a responsive computer interface), Color Chaser (a toy that turns color into sound) and The DIY Gamer Kit (a console design tool that can fit in your hand).
By investing in smart design and recognizing electrical engineering's role in design, MoMA's Humble Masterpieces shows the importance of the electrical aspect in design and acknowledges its potential impact in the world of design moving forward. The new pieces were also included because of their own design quality.
Electrical Engineering Exhibits
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Stripped-Down Handheld Consoles
Movement-Memorizing Ballet Shoes
Fruit-Incorporated Game Controllers
Communicative Inflatable Suits