Entry: Mouse and Desktop
Focus: Designing Interactions

A pioneer in interaction design tells the stories of designers who changed the way people use everyday things in the digital era, interviewing the founders of Google, the creator of The Sims, the inventors and developers of the mouse and the desktop, and many others. Digital technology has changed the way we interact with everything from the games we play to the tools we use at work. Designers of digital technology products no longer regard their job as designing a physical object - beautiful or utilitarian - but as designing our interactions with it.


Entry: Concept
Focus: Kramdesign

Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar founded the design offices of Kram/Weisshaar in Munich and Stockholm in 2002. Recent commissions include: the concept, design, and execution of media installations, interfaces and devices for PRADA's Epicenter Stores in New York City and Los Angeles; data visualization tools for BMW Group and PriceWaterhouseCoopers; tableware for Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg and furniture for Moroso and Classicon. The offices employ designers, architects and engineers and from Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the US and Japan.


Entry: Organization
Focus: Public Art Fund

The Public Art Fund is New York's leading presenter of artists' projects, new commissions, and exhibitions in public spaces. For over 25 years the Public Art Fund has been committed to working with emerging and established artists to produce innovative exhibitions of contemporary art for neighborhoods throughout New York City. By bringing artworks outside the traditional context of museums and galleries, the Public Art Fund provides increased access to the art of our time - dismantling any barriers to the accessibility of contemporary art - and provides artists with a unique opportunity to expand their artistic practice.