Interface: people, machines, design explores how design has been applied to information technology products; about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. What they did effectively was, look at what you do, think about what you need and create what you want. Interface is about the visionaries who started some of the great consumer product companies of the 20th century, including Olivetti, Braun and Apple, and how the designers and engineers they hired found a means of imparting their ideals into the products they designed.
Interface considers successful and not-so-successful design methods and approaches, influences and ideals that are shared by different companies and designers, in different parts of the world, at different times. In this exhibition we extract those threads and pay homage to the ideas, the designers, the companies and the devices that preceded the extraordinary information technology that is now a part of our everyday lives.
Temporarily closed until 31 July 2021
In line with the NSW Government’s public health order, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre will temporarily close to the public until 10am Saturday 31 July 2021.
Thank you for your understanding at this time as we continue to put in place measures to protect the health of our visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
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- General entry available for August 2021