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The Futures Archive is a podcast from Design Observer that looks at the history of human-centered design with a critical eye to its future.

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The Futures Archive is a podcast from Design Observer that looks at the history of human-centered design with a critical eye to its future.

    S1E0: Trailer

    S1E0: Trailer

    Lee Moreau and a few of his co-hosts and guests introduce you to The Futures Archive.

    • 2 min
    S1E6: The Toilet

    S1E6: The Toilet

    How private are private spaces, and what makes you feel comfortable in public private places? On this episode of The Futures Archive host Lee Moreau and this episode’s guest host, Devorah Klein, discuss the toilet, privacy, and connections. With additional insights this week from Francis de los Reyes, Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley, Adam Reineck, Ruth Barcan, Joel Sanders, and Chelsea Wald. 

    • 32 min
    S1E5: The Uniform

    S1E5: The Uniform

    What comes to mind when you think of a uniform? On this episode of The Futures Archive designer Lee Moreau and this episode’s guest host, Grace Jun, discuss the notion of a uniform, and the importance of inclusivity in human-centered design.  With additional insights this week from Anat Rafaeli, Josh Halstead, and Tucker Viemeister. 

    • 33 min
    S1E4: The Chair

    S1E4: The Chair

    What chair do you sit on the most hours of the day? And is it comfortable? Do you think chairs fit our bodies well, or are they designed to be recognizable as a chair? On this episode of The Futures Archive designer Lee Moreau and this episode’s guest host, Judith Anderson, discuss the history and design of the chair, and the role and importance of prototyping. With additional insights this week from Galen Cranz, Pat Kirkham, and Gregor Finger. 

    • 32 min
    S1E3: The Bottle

    S1E3: The Bottle

    When, and more importantly how, did the plastic bottle become so ubiquitous? On this episode of The Futures Archive designer Lee Moreau and this episode’s guest host, Jamer Hunt discuss the design and production of the plastic bottle. With additional insights this week from Susan Freinkel, Joseph Malherek, and Pierre Passlier. 

    • 33 min
    S1E2: The Toothbrush

    S1E2: The Toothbrush

    Do you remember when you learned to brush your teeth? On this episode of The Futures Archive Lee Moreau and Harry West discuss the toothbrush, toothbrushing, and over-learned behaviors. With insights from National Museum of Dentistry Curator Dr. Scott Swank, Kirsten Ostherr + Jadalia Britto.  

    • 34 min

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