Design interactif


Texts in french

Éditions Eyrolles, Paris 2012

For the “Make it Design” collection published by the éditions Eyrolles, Kuei Yu Ho and Patrice Mugnier conducted an in-depth study of how digital technology has modified the methods employed by the different contemporary design artists: object design, urban design, architecture, set designing, museography, the performing arts, brand design, to name but a few. The result is a comprehensive work designed for professionals and students.


The book is divided into 3 parts:


– The first part introduces the artistic, conceptual and technological challenges which, since the start of the 20th century, have radically changed artists’ and designers’ approach to creation.


– The second part proposes a detailed theme-based analysis of contemporary projects making pertinent use of the notion of interactivity. Far from any restriction to a mere use of technology, these projects share a reflection on production modes and the new applications linked to this discipline.

– The book then compares, via 5 interviews, different points of view on creation. Each interview embodies a particular insight relating to a specific professional practice: artist, designer, set designer, programmer, engineer.


Active Creative Design created the book’s graphic layout.

Authors :
Patrice MUGNIER / Kuei Yu HO

Graphic design :
Active Creative Design

Contributions :
Chaos Computer Club, UVA, Mark Hensen & Ben Rubin, Aaron Koblin, Nik Hafermaas, Dan Goods, realities united, Coop Himmelblau, Décosterd & Rahm, Sauerbruch Hutton, ART+COM, Atelier BRÜCKNER, Cité des Sciences et de l'industrie, Daniel Rozin, LAb[au], Cod Act, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Antoine Schmitt et Jean-Jacques Birgé, 1024 architecture, Ryoji Ikeda, Pierrick Sorin & Girogio Barberio Corsetti, Ron Arad, Les éditions volumiques, NoDesign, Toshio Iwai & Yamaha, Philips Design, Jason Bruges Studio, Felice Varini, Beta Tank, rAmdom international, Moving Brands, Ross Lovegrove, Joachim Sauter, Jean Louis Frechlin, Michel Décosterd, Mâa, Peter Hashkamp.