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Understanding long term product attachment with a view to optimizing product lifetime

dc.contributor.author Ko, Kimmi en_US
dc.contributor.author Ramirez, Mariano en_US
dc.contributor.author Ward, Stephen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:25:14Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:25:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract Technological and fashion obsolescence continue to be concerns in the design of contemporary products. Research shows that consumers dispose of household items even though those are still fully or partly functional, for various reasons. One cause of premature disposal is the lack of emotional attachment between user and product. Lounge furniture was selected as the product area for this study. The research starts with a literature review on consumer-product attachment, and on design strategies which promote the optimization of product lifetimes, followed by an online survey and in-depth interviews among householders to determine behaviours in furniture usage, maintenance and disposition. The findings of this research add to understanding of product attachment and detachment stages as well as possible factors that would help designers foster long-term product attachment. The study is intended to add support to a new approach to sustainable design that seeks to extend product lifetimes by designing in the potential for continuation of positive experiences that could lead to the consumer’s enduring attachment to particular products. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780980582741 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/51850
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Queensland University of Technology en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other product attachment en_US
dc.subject.other sustainable design en_US
dc.title Understanding long term product attachment with a view to optimizing product lifetime en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
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unsw.publisher.place Brisbane en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Brisbane en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName eddBE 2011 First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle eddBE2011 Sustainable Wellbeing en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2011 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 42-46 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ko, Kimmi, Industrial Design, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ramirez, Mariano, Industrial Design, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Ward, Stephen, Industrial Design, Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Built Environment *
unsw.subject.fieldofresearchcode 120305 Industrial Design en_US
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