Comparison of 2 similar products – kettles
During my trip to Harvey Norman, I was very attracted by the different shapes and colours of different products. Especially the range of products that were in pastel colours, definitely an eye-catcher.
For this post, i will be comparing 2 kettles from 2 brands – Morphy Richards and Kitchen Aid
Both kettles has the same function Read more →
The first things we noticed were the pastel-color retro toasters and misers just like many posts by the class mentioned. There were quite some interesting details I noticed.
The Coffee Machine
Although the placing and removing of the bottle wasn’t easy and it felt a bit awkward, there was this Read more →
What I noticed Immediately was that there was a large rift in the style of products offered. There seemed to be a comeback of the retro style design, reminiscent of American designed household appliances in the 50’s and 60’s, with metal body, solid looking designs painted in bright and cheerful pastel colours.
retro designed SMEG toasters. Why would Read more →
Comparison of two products with the same purpose
Both of the products are coffee makers. While Kenwood took a much more simple and conventional approach to a coffee maker — incorporating the usual components, the Dolce Gusto took on a more futuristic approach and strayed far away from the regularity of a conventional coffee maker. I prefer the Kenwood Read more →
Comparison of SMEG’s toaster and Kmix’s toaster.
Toaster designs do not appear to stray too far away from the norm. Both SMEG and KMIX toasters features a simple and straightforward design, with easy to understand buttons. Aesthetics of both designs lean more towards function due to its simplicity, although the choice of colors are also probably meant to Read more →
Objective of the field trip: To gain an insight on existing products; identify trends and products of interestDown memory lane
The products lining up the front space of the store were retro inspired. Pastel coloured and boxy forms, we were down memory lane. Those products are emotion biased because they instill in people a feeling of nostalgia.
2. Organic forms
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The penguin and the hola hoop, 2 very different designs of one product, the coffee machine. One
reflects a certain playfulness and joyfulness, while the other a sleek, modern design that reflects
Both products show an emphasis on organic forms and shapes, but reflect the form in different manners.
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To me, this shelf fits the closest into the centre as it is functional – it fills the spaces and it is big enough to hold things, aesthetically pleasing – it emphasises the corners of a place that usually goes by unnoticed and it also factors in human factors – you can change the height Read more →
Actually, by going to Harvey Norman, it is possible to see why our field trip was held there.
I managed to take note of the new trends in household product these days~Colours
The first thing that attracts people is the colour – its vibrance. It draws you to them and it helps to add life into the object. It Read more →
The design of products in our everyday lives can be classified into three main categories; function, emotion and human factors. The aesthetics is what binds them altogether. The most ideal case is when the aesthetics is right in the middle of the function, emotion and human factors as shown in the diagram above. However, everybody Read more →