Vibrator Design as a Reflection of Culture | Ti Chang

You can see the beliefs and culture of a society by examining the objects it produces. From simple wooden chopsticks to complex coffee machines, the design of objects can reflect our values—for better or worse. This point can be emphasized by examining the controversial and often taboo topic of female sex toys, and vibrators in particular. By tracing the design evolution of a vibrator, we can appreciate the immense change in social attitudes with regard to the experience of sexual pleasure. Ti Chang designs vibrators. She finds that no matter what you design, by understanding the history of a product and appreciating the culture that guided its design, we can begin creating a better future.