Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko
Jon: This issue clearly demonstrates a shift in thinking for practicing designers. Creators of physical, digital, and systematic products are moving away from the development of single, static things and are now considering the larger ecosystem of the experience in which these things are used. This experience lifecycle has even touched on children's toys, as described by Allison Druin; it is no longer enough to offer products with a narrow focus. Instead, practitioners must "design" the physical artifact, the digital artifact, the system of integration, the unboxing experience, and must even consider the urban fabric and culture in which…
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