Dunne coins the term Para-Functional design, which suggests that designs can go beyond just functionality and include a poetic narrative. Design to tell a story. I found a site that gave some examples of designs by people who love of burgers! They all took a concept of a burger and meshed it with another object. The final products all have a poetic narrative. Here are a few:
1. Guy who designed a motor cycle based on his two loves: burgers and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He runs on burgers and so does his Harley. He united them into a design he calles the Burger Trike.
2. Vice magazine re-designed Nike’s Air Max 90 shoe with the asthestics of a burger. We run on food why can’t we actually run on food.
3. Burger bed. Kayla Kromer inspired by the film “Hamburger” where students sleep in burger-shaped beds and dream of food, she built a hamburger bed.