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Monday, September 15, 2008

DaeKyung Ahn

DaeKyung Ahn, who goes by DK Ahn, has a unique chair - View - on display at the 100% Design show, one that he has designed to teach us about how we make social judgements.

He makes a profound observation about how people see each other by their most obvious characteristic at a certain time or in a certain situation. Even when circumstances change for the other and his behavior changes accordingly, we don't tend to allow that second impression to enter or last in our minds as another "view" of the person. So, if a strong impression is made on us during a person's moment of anger, we will see that person as angry, despite a subsequent meeting in which the person is rational and calm. from DaeKyung Ahn