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Exploring Experience Design by Ezra Schwartz

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Needs, function, and form

It is only logical to assume that function was first to emerge, since we can't tell for sure when aesthetics and design got fused with the construction of dwellings and artifacts. The following diagram shows the intersection of Form and Function, in relation to the shift from use of found objects to modern manufactured products, which depends heavily on design (Form) as a competitive advantage.

Early humans sought shelter from the elements and predators in caves and other types of nature-made dwellings, which could be used with little or no modifications. They also used found-objects such as rocks and sticks as utensils ...

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