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Function, Human/ergonomics & emotion


Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017 - 12:40:48 am

@ toiletpaper

There are 3 main categories or dominant factors that influence the aesthetics and form of a product. They are based on function, ergonomics, and emotion. Most products are a varying combination of all three, with different products placing differing emphasis on each of the factors, in this triangle of aesthetics.

Firstly, function based products.

As the name implies, the design Read more →


Trends in products; Trip to Harvey


Wednesday, Apr 05, 2017 - 03:42:59 pm

@ Nelle.

Trends In Products


I would say one of the difficult things for a designer is to make a product look coherent, even the details like buttons should echo with the overall form. (One of the difficulties I face when designing the toy for the major project is also blending the crank into the overall form.)

Some of the more attractive product designs I saw: From Read more →


Field Trip to Harvey Norman


Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 - 03:31:21 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

The trip to Harvey Norman exposed me to many different designs and made me aware of the current trends in product designs. In this post, I’d like to discuss and share about what I got from the field trip. 🙂

Two products with emotion factor:

The first product that caught my eye when we walked in was the bread toaster from Read more →

Hello Kaywerlyn, it would have been good to take 2 products with the same function and different aesthetics (instead of a toaster and a mixer)

Trip to Harvey Norman


Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 - 01:46:35 am

@ once upon a time in the universe

Last week we took a tour to Harvey Norman and got to explore the store’s vast varieties of designer goods.

Our primary focus was on household wares and we were told to pay extra attention to those, and to identify their emotions, as well as their interesting factors.

The products I have chosen to compare are hairdryers, as well as the coffee Read more →

good. please write about what you see as the trend as well...

Trip down to Harvey Norman

Ummi Kaltsum

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 11:41:03 pm


During the Harvey Norman’s field trip, there were 2 products that has the same emotion and interesting factor, as well as products in similar trends.


The 2 products with same emotion, same interesting factor:

Panasonic steam iron

Morphy Richards steam iron

In terms of emotion:

Both products are designed in a streamlined shape with multiple functions installed on the steam iron. As a Read more →

Trip to Harvey Norman

Rene Ng

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 11:10:44 pm

@ Rene

Normal household products are looking more and more futuristic or they adopt a more playful nature. I feel that consumers are more drawn to products with a cool and more interesting aesthetic qualities. but at the same time it should still be functional and should serve more functions than the past. There are more products ranging from many different colours Read more →


Field Trip: Harvey Norman

Matthew Ong

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 06:10:57 pm

@ Eureka!

The purpose of this field trip was to expose ourselves to the existing products out there and to identify trends and forms right now in the market. It was a long time since I last step into a Harvey Norman store and a few things caught my attention, probably besides the new renovated store that looks extremely clean and bright.

1.Back to Read more →


Visit to Harvey Norman

Ong Xin Hong

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 - 02:04:38 pm

@ Oxhrene

Harvey Norman

The trip to Harvey Norman was eye opening. I got to notice various trends of household products which I never did before since I don’t frequently change my furniture. TMI: Did I mention that my 20 years old bed frame collapsed a week ago? Well, my dad fixed that up for me so I never need to buy any new furniture…maybe in 20 Read more →


Harvey Norman Class Tour


Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 - 03:27:26 pm

@ Eugene Lee

Week 9 – 14 March 2017

Nostalgia It have been awhile since I last went for a ‘Product design’ field trip together as a class. I always enjoyed having able to listen and discuss about our opinions on the different products. Nonetheless, it was a fruitful class trip!

In this post, I would like to share my takes on this trip to Harvey Norman.

Brand Identity is strong.

S Read more →

Tags: research

Hi Harvey ~

Heng Tong Foo

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 - 10:59:29 pm

@ thisisht.


The visit to Harvey Norman was pretty cool. The experience I had from the get-go is pretty special as the consumer goods are placed and displayed strategically right from the store front. The trend is pretty evident and clear right from  these strategic placement of the permutations of consumer goods for the customers’ experience  walkthrough.


The growing trend Read more →