Beautiful Users

This exhibition looks at how design has become more and more user-focused over the past fifty years, and how this shift has affected the daily lives of people everywhere.
, 'No Country for Old Men: Together Canes,' 2012, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Lanzavecchia + Wai

No Country for Old Men: Together Canes, 2012

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'The Measure of Man posters (detail),' 1969, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Henry Dreyfuss and Alvin R. Tilley

The Measure of Man posters (detail), 1969

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Model 302 Telephone,' 1937, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Henry Dreyfuss

Model 302 Telephone, 1937

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Transparent Tool: Improvised Vacuum with Tube and Brush,' 2012, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Jesse Howard

Transparent Tool: Improvised Vacuum with Tube and Brush, 2012

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) Prime Prototype,' 2012, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Amos Winter

Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC) Prime Prototype, 2012

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'GRiD Compass Laptop Computer Prototype,' 1981, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

William Moggridge

GRiD Compass Laptop Computer Prototype, 1981

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Sabi THRIVE Pill Organizers and Accessories,' 2011, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Yves Béhar and fuseproject

Sabi THRIVE Pill Organizers and Accessories, 2011

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Cutouts: Designs for Eva Flatware,' 2012, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Eva Zeisel and Olivia Barry

Cutouts: Designs for Eva Flatware, 2012

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'GRiD compass laptop computer prototype,' 1981, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

William Moggridge

GRiD compass laptop computer prototype, 1981

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Harry’s Shaving Prototypes,' 2013, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Stuart Harvey Lee and Jochen Schaepers

Harry’s Shaving Prototypes, 2013

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

, 'Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) Scientific Illustration,' 2010, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Bryan Christie

Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) Scientific Illustration, 2010

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum