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Form. Function. Emotion


Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017 - 01:05:40 am

@ Jayden

All products come with aesthetics that attract consumers to make their decision to purchase the product. However, different product comes with different target users in mind, as well as the story behind the product.

There are 3 different factors influencing the aesthetics of the product: Form, Function, Emotion. These 3 different factors would then allow the product Read more →

Do you find Joseph Joeseph's Nest attractive when it is opened and you only see the lids?

Aesthetics in Form- Function Human Emotion


Monday, Mar 06, 2017 - 05:00:45 pm

@ J E M S

In the last lecture, we were introduced to the 3 nodes of aesthetics, namely Function; Human factor; Emotion dominant. It is often quoted that the form of a product describe its aesthetic, which is generally biased towards one of the 3 nodes.


Designed by Dieter Rams and made by Vitsoe, the 606 Universal Shelving offers a modular and functional Read more →

Tags: design | ipod | nike | vitsoe
Good writing. The nodes give you a platform to raise your design. For the same position of the aesthetics different designers will do different design.

Product Aesthetics


Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 - 09:54:20 pm

@ kc

There are three factors which influence product aesthetics, as well as give form and personality to a product.

These three are:

Function Human factors Emotion


Function-dominant products have a particular objective to achieve. Their forms revolve around this objective, and usually have a more straightforward design.

Samir Sufi’s SlingsHOT tea cup is designed to not only keep a teabag’s tag from dropping into the cup, but also Read more →


Nodes that influence the aesthetics or form of a product

Rachel Fong

Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 - 05:00:04 pm

@ Rachel Fong

There are three factors to be taken into consideration when designing a product, that is

Function, human factors and emotion. FUNCTION-BASED AESTHETICS/FORM:

To my understanding, function-based products are straightforward and easy to use even without reading any given instructions.

Classic Muji School Bag

This is a simple backpack that everyone knows how to use. It fulfills the needs of Read more →

Does the Dabbawalla bag compromise on function?

Aesthetics of Products


Saturday, Mar 04, 2017 - 10:58:14 pm

@ Yaaayu's

From the previous lecture, we were introduced to the 3 factors that influence the aesthetics(form) of a product. The factors are Function, Human Factors & Emotion.

I will be sharing 3 products that show dominance in each factor in this post.


A functional based product will be straightforward about its function so users will be be able to use it intuitively.

This Read more →

Interesting choice of products for each! You do need to have to translate the nodes of influence concepts to other products such as kettles and power tools, etc., as well.

Aesthetics Influence on Product Design


Saturday, Mar 04, 2017 - 05:52:52 pm

@ Eugene Lee

Recess Week

As shared by Professor Peer in the previous lecture, we were introduced to 3 main nodes that have influence over the Aesthetic & Form – Function, Human Factor and Emotion.


In my understanding, functional based products focus more on fulfilling its functional requirements rather than meeting the human factors or shows any emotional values. Functional products are uncommitted to its physical appearance, Read more →

Tags: Nodes | Reseach
Does Dyson fan compromise on function or human factors? Or emotions dominate it without losing on function and human factors?
I would say that the Dyson fan is more emotions dominated without losing on function and human factors. The subtraction of the wind blades (main element) that is use to induce wind flow, conform the users to use the Dyson fan in a new manner/practise.

Giving 'Form' to a Product


Friday, Mar 03, 2017 - 03:11:29 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

In Lecture 2 we learned that there are 3 nodes that influence the aesthetics or forms of product designs- function, human factors and emotion.

To help illustrate this, I have found 3 product designs that have a dominance of each of the factors.

The Sweeper & Dustpan by Jan Kochanski is an example of a function-dominant product. It is a simple and easy Read more →

Hi Kaywerlyn It is not 3 ergonomics but 3 nodes that influence aesthetics of a product : )
Hi Peer, sorry for the error. It has already been corrected, thank you. :)
Interesting products Kaywerlyn! I hope that you will relate this concept to other products as well...

Aesthetics - Function . Human . Emotion .

Heng Tong Foo

Friday, Mar 03, 2017 - 02:25:02 pm

@ thisisht.

Previously, the class touched upon 3 modes of aesthetics in design; function-dominant aesthetics, human-dominant aesthetics and emotion-dominant aesthetics.

Function – dominant Aesthetics

Products that follow function are designed to serve its’ purpose. Living in a modern age where vast permutations of any particular product can be found, function-dominant products retains its normality in which its form and material choices are derived from Read more →

Interesting, taking a stapler to show the influence on aesthetics

A study on predominant ‘accents’ of Aesthetics

Darren Mok

Friday, Mar 03, 2017 - 10:56:18 am

@ dmok002

Lecture 2 introduced and discussed the 3 main ergonomics that large influence the form factor of products. They are main function , human factors and emotion.

The 3 main characteristics are are inter changeable and may or may not even skew to one single characteristic.

Below i would like to share 3 products that I feel are dominant in the accents that Read more →

Categories: Project 2
Good interpretation!

Aesthetic Influence on Products

Lau Yi Wen

Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 - 11:52:51 am


As discussed in the previous lecture, there are three main nodes that influence the design aesthetic of a product – Function, Human Factor and Emotional.


Functional based products are necessary items to help users in completing a task. Little or no emotional appeal is required for these products since its functionality is what Read more →

Tags: Research
Interesting extension of thoughts... keep it up : )  
I could not agree more about the Mini Cooper! Great example, i'm impressed!
Thanks Peer! : - )
Thanks Jem :>
Loved the explanations for each nodes. Really clear and concise!
yay! thanks ping!