Beauty | Function

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  • 1. beauty | function
  • 2. a certain
    tension exists
  • 3. between those who design
  • 4. to make things “better”
  • 5. (more aesthetically pleasing
  • 6. by abstract standards)
  • 7. and those who build
  • 8. to make “better” things
  • 9. (more functional
  • 10. by technical standards)
  • 11. two sides…
  • 12. with different perspectives
  • 13. beauty is in the eye of the beholder
  • 14. but is the eye beautiful?
  • 15. meaning is lost
  • 16. frustration abounds
  • 17. everyone speaks…
  • 18. in different languages
  • 19. translation
    requires patience
  • 20. but understanding is possible
  • 21. as designers show engineers
  • 22. that beauty has a function
  • 23. and engineers teach designers
  • 24. there is beauty in function
  • 25. the tension resolves
  • 26. everyone wins
  • 27. 01 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/387967
    02 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1066433
    03 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/685663
    04 http://www.flickr.com/photos/10899777@N02/3596050002/
    05 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1226655
    06 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pepperedjane/250918147/
    07 http://www.flickr.com/photos/daquellamanera/3761900551/
    08 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/816000
    09 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bobeirasa/956242230/
    10 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/201800
    11 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/281618
    12 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/844257
    13 http://www.flickr.com/photos/todbot/3991130263/
    14 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/26700
    15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pakgwei/2351132464/
    16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/philippeleroyer/2416693941/
    17 http://www.flickr.com/photos/saviorstrength/387403724/
    18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanc/333321656/
    19 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/837027
    20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/drurydrama/4020618264/
    21 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/268595
    22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/3324171809/
    23 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/504949
    24 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/389765
    25 http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1243995
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