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The shape is analysed in forms, modes of shape changes, qualities and flow support. Finally, in space, the area that the body is moving within and the spatial intention are notated (Nahumck, 1978). For this research, not all parts were notated. The choreographer was asked to notate only the moments in which the user came in contact with the specific object under study. Full transcription of the three minute video recording would have taken several hours. In the TOL and FOL tests, users were asked to say out loud what they were thinking while performing the tasks.

The Braun SK55 record player3. he designed with Hans Gugelot is shown in Figure 6. In the Figure its front plate is analysed on the basis of four squares. The move to geometry happened earlier in architecture (after mastering of concrete) and in furniture design (after the advent of steel, aluminium and plastics). In the 1960s electronics was ready for it. Another Braun example, the T1000 is shown in Fig. 6. Again, squares are the dominant geometric theme. Fig. 6 Braun T1000 Geometry was a natural choice, because it is wellaccepted that there is considerable beauty in the patterns and proportions stemming from geometrical 3 This design is so pure, it even has been called Snow White’s Coffin constructions.

618 times the short side, then we can perform a transformation consisting of three steps: 1. cut off a square from the rectangle; 2. take the remaining smaller rectangle and turn it by 90°; 3. s cale it up until the short side fits the short side of the original rectangle. Then we find the same rectangle, in other words, the long side of the transformed rectangle equals the long side of the original rectangle as well. For the formal mathematical treatment we refer to Section 6. Fig. 8 Frieze (translational symmetry) 6 The golden ratio and the plastic number Nowe will derive the quadratic equation for the golden ratio.

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