Form vs Function: a short history of hardware design in 200 years

June 9th, 2020

Which is more important: form or function? Canaria Technologies was invited to deliver a keynote at Startcon on the topic of hardware design. Accordingly, our CEO Alex covers 200 years of design history in 20 minutes to explain why an iPhone would look just at home in a 1910s Modernist house as it does in our pockets' today.

Further reading featured in the talk:

  • 100 Ideas that Changed Design, Charlotte & Peter Fiell
  • Mythologies, Roland Barthes
  • The People vs Tech: How the Internet is Killing Democracy (and how We Save It), Jamie Bartlett
  • The Short Story of Architecture, Susie Hodge
  • The Story of Art, E. H. Gombrich