PBS Arts: Off Book – Product Design

Off Book | Product Design is the latest episode from ongoing web documentary series by PBS Arts. This episode takes a closer look at product design with discussions with three designers: Dr. Harvey Moscot of Moscot Eyewear, Yves Behar of Fuseproject and Peter Schmitt of the MIT Personal Robotics Group. Special footage for this episode was provided by MakerBot Industries.

We swim in an ocean of products. Behind each one, there is someone (hopefully) thinking about the way we experience it. In this episode of Off Book, we explore three aspects of product design: build quality and engineering fundamentals, humanism and sustainability, and speculation on the future of the product experience. In discussion with the 4th generation owner of a classic brand, a brilliant designer of socially progressive products, and an MIT researcher looking to revolutionize the product experience through 3D printing, we’ll capture a sense of the values and challenges in the contemporary world of product design.