Ironic Radio: Playing With Typologies And Discomforting Interactions
The Interaction Design Programme at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design shares some of their latest projects with PSFK.
This iron is a radio. By disconnecting the function from the form, the iron subverts our commonly held expectations of what an object is and how to interact with it, challenging learned behavior and evoking deeply held discomforts.
We all learn as young children that the metal plate of an iron is hot and not to touch it. The Ironic Radio however, forces you to overcome your “natural” instincts in order to work the radio. Here, the plate is used to select stations, while the knobs and dials control the rest of the radio’s functions, such as volume, and switching between AM/FM.