Researching First Contact Emotional Responses to Products

DS 62: Proceedings of E&PDE 2010, the 12th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education - When Design Education and Design Research meet ..., Trondheim, Norway, 02.-03.09.2010

Year: 2010
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Reynolds, Tim
Page(s): 424-247


This paper provides an overview of ongoing research at the inception stage of a PhD research project in the area of design and emotion, and discusses some of the key issues that have arisen out of the research to date. It outlines a pilot study that is planned to identify further avenues of research and considers the implications of the research on design education. The paper is part of research being developed by the Creative Design Research Group and taught on design courses, in the School of Design, Engineering and Computing at Bournemouth University. The paper illustrates how this can support the education and development of product and engineering design students in design education.

Keywords: Design, aesthetics, semiotics, emotion


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