Product design, semantics and emotional response Demirbilek, Oya en_US Sener, Bahar en_US 2021-11-25T15:27:57Z 2021-11-25T15:27:57Z 2003 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper explores theoretical issues in ergonomics related to semantics and the emotional content of design. The aim is to find answers to the following questions: how to design products triggering ‘happiness’ in one’s mind; which product attributes help in the communication of positive emotions; and finally, how to evoke such emotions through a product. In other words, this is an investigation of the 'meaning' that could be designed into a product in order to 'communicate' with the user at an emotional level. A literature survey of recent design trends, based on selected examples of product designs and semantic applications to design, including the results of recent design awards, was carried out in order to determine the common attributes of their design language. A review of Good Design Award winning products that are said to convey and/or evoke emotions in the users has been done in order to define good design criteria. These criteria have been discussed in relation to user emotional responses and a selection of these has been given as examples. en_US
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dc.identifier.issn 0014-0139 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Emotional content of design en_US
dc.subject.other Emotional products en_US
dc.subject.other Happiness in design en_US
dc.subject.other Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (380101) en_US
dc.subject.other Design Studies not elsewhere classified (410499) en_US
dc.title Product design, semantics and emotional response en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement This is an electronic version of an article published in Ergonomics, vol. 46, no, 13/14 available online at: with the open URL en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 13/14 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Ergonomics en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 1346-1360 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 46 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Demirbilek, Oya, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Sener, Bahar, Department of Industrial Design and Technology, Loughborough University en_US School of Built Environment *
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