AESTHETIC PRODUCT INTERACTION: THE NECESSITY OF CONSISTENCY BETWEEN FUNCTION & EMOTION
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Lee, Kwangyoung; Self, James Andrew; Hong, Hwajung
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0291
We investigate the application of aesthetic stimuli's influence on emotional response during product interaction; implications for novel yet acceptable product experiences. Adopting a research-through-design approach, three tape-dispenser products were designed. Together with a control, the dispensers offered visual and auditory stimulation during product use. Results indicate the importance of consistency between function and stimulus for elicitation of positive response towards novel aesthetic interventions. User profiles also appeared to implicate response to aesthetic stimuli.
Keywords: design research, innovation, interaction design