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User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives

October 21 - February 25. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours.
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Today’s cell phones are physical extensions of ourselves in a way rotary telephones
never were. Good design is one main reason for it. The newest exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of
Art & Design traces telephones and many other devices through their design evolutions over the years.

User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery October
21 – February 25, hosts an Opening Reception during Fall Gallery Night on Friday, October 21, 5 –
9 p.m.

Utilizing MIAD's extensive product design collection and in collaboration with Milwaukee Tool, the
exhibition highlights how design transforms products from difficult and dangerous to use during the
Industrial Revolution into safe and easy-to-use, powerful tools today.

Viewers see improvements made from Thomas Edison's wax cylinder phonograph to the iPod, General
Electric's first production monitor-top refrigerator to the stainless steel Electrolux and more.

Co-curated by James Wiemer and Mark Lawson with art direction by Dale Shidler, User Experience
offers a glimpse into the engineering, ergonomic and emotional advancements that have reformed our
products, and therefore our world.

User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives debuts with an Opening Reception on Fall Gallery
Night, Friday, October 21, 5 – 9 p.m. The exhibition runs through February 25 in the Brooks Stevens
Gallery. It is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free
gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours

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