The basic premise of TechnoCRAFT, a new San Francisco gallery exhibition, is that something's gone wrong in the history of people making things. These days, designers have all the power—and maybe it's time to put users in control.
The show is curated by renowned industrial designer Yves Béhar, whose work you unknowingly recognize from the OLPC and Jawbone headset. The selected works showcase products and methods that put the power of design back in the hands of the people that use them, rather than behind the closed doors of workshops. Good design should breed community, and emotional connection. Not disappointment and alienation.