Due to Dunne’s research focuses on the relationship between electronic objects and the realms of poetry and aesthetics. Dunne and Raby posit themselves as applied conceptual artists. They also remind us to rethink the relationship between machine and human.
Through the work “Technological Dream Series: No. 1, Robots—Robot 3”, Dunee and Raby ask what new forms of furniture might evolve in response to future technological developments? Robots are destined to play a significant part in our daily lives, but how will we interact with them? What new interdependencies and relationships might emerge in relation to different levels of robot intelligence and capability? Their products maybe not so user-friendly, they focus on discussing about “para-functionality” inside the electric products. Using the poetic distance as a strategy to make estrangement from our daily life.
Although in films, iris scanning is always based on a quick glance. In Dunee’s work, for the furniture needs to be sure the owner, the machine demands that user stare into its eyes for a long time. Therefore, maybe we should shift our attitude to suit our daily life and learn how to treat with our furniture like another family member.
Steve Jobs said, “Some people think design is about how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works." I consider about dunee’s design thinking maybe likes an abstract machine; it always poses a critical imagination, to finding problem rather than problem solving.