kitsch - bad taste and loving it - uxcamp europe berlin 2013

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Slides for the presentation at UXcamp Europe 2013 in Berlin.


Kitschbad taste and loving it

Lutz Schmitt UXcamp Europe Berlin 2013

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Glad you made it!Thank you for joining.

What is kitsch?

An object of ridiculous color or shape meant to draw attention, where the

proud owner is usually someone who could be seen as person

without taste.

inapropriate use of overblown emotions; something silly, but

without any humour in it; lack of a sense of adequacy.

The art of bad taste. Something pretending to be something it isn't. Like a pepper mill in the shape of

the Eiffel Tower

Things with too much of everything, just lacking a sense for

what is appropriate.

exaggeration(kitsch has no limits)

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misplacement(kitsch doesn't know a wrong place)

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1987. HMS Sealion returning from Falklands Patrol. Jolly Roger showing 2 daggers for 2 covert missions successfully undertaken.

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reduce to ornament(kitsch doesn't need meaning)

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disfunction(kitsch won't be useful)

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mimicry(kitsch seems to be something else)

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compression(there can't be too much kitsch)

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collection(kitsch never wants to be alone)

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artificial(kitsch's nature)

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decoration(just add kitsch)

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kitsch isn't ironic(and irony is probably just kitsch)

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point of view(Maybe only you think that's kitsch)

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kitsch is not bad taste

kitsch is a cold hard feeling

kitsch is a fuzzy warm feeling

kitsch is mass culture

kitsch is a manifested dream

kitsch is pop

Have a nice day!

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