Interactive computing technologies such as sensors, actuators, and interactive graphical displays have become increasingly common in cars, household equipment, and other consumer products. As such, industrial and product design professionals, traditionally concerned with the physical form and material properties of products, must now take into account issues related to these interactive technologies. These designers need to understand the possibilities and limitations of computing technologies at a sufficient level to be able to engage in a constructive discussion with computing professionals and to be able to create feasible concept proposals for products that use this technology. Many design schools have…
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