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Giving "forms" to products


Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 - 03:40:25 am

@ Ping's

From the previous lecture, we understood how the aesthetics of products are influenced by three major factors: Function, Human, Emotion.

Of which, it is determined by the more dominant factor.

Below are the three products I have categorised according to the three dominant factors which I feel have influenced their aesthetics.


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Hi Ping! Do you think that udder thing is a little too much?
Hi Peer! Sorry for the delayed reply. I feel that the addition of udders into the design of the pitcher is very subjective. In the sense that it stands between a fine line of obscenity and quirkiness. For consumers looking for a sophisticated pitcher, they would definitely not enjoy the aesthetics of the Heifer pitcher, but for those who are looking for something unconventional, they might find the novelty of the pitcher a breath of fresh air. Unfortunately, it is also due to the aesthetics of the Heifer pitcher that it may never be more than a novelty, a "for fun" product. I guess the point I am trying to make is that the designers of the pitcher probably designed it with a specific target audience in mind. As for me, I think the udders added a refreshing and fun twist to the conventional pitcher, so I personally don't find it a bit too much!

Factors of product aesthetics.

Ummi Kaltsum

Thursday, Mar 02, 2017 - 01:07:31 am


From the previous in-class lecture, we’ve touched on how 3 factors are influences of producing products’ aesthetics and/or form: function, human factor, and emotion.

Below, you can find my thoughts on the different products that is dominant in function, human factor, and emotion, respectively.


Product: Bow-tie candleholder

Designer: Vladimir Ivanov

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Do you think that Camp Teck is a little overboard on aesthetics... it evokes complication to me...

The Triangle of *~Aesthetics~*


Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 - 12:41:22 am

@ Yay cake.

Aesthetics is affected by three factors: Function, Human Factor (Ergonomics) and Emotion.


You said you want revolution


Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 - 02:46:23 am

@ once upon a time in the universe

Among Karim Rashid’s more notable works, I am able to identify myself more with his architecture works. He places a lot of emphasis on ORGANIC SHAPES, their interaction with one another and the play between positive and negative spaces. The colours he uses are more vibrant and warm, often seeking to be the central of attention.

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Marc Newson

Ong Xin Hong

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 - 03:15:57 am

@ Oxhrene

Marc Newson

This man is handsome indeed but I was first attracted to the organic and fluid forms of his furniture designs.

Fluid Forms integrating positive and negative spaces

There are so many things I like about Marc Newson’s works. Let’s cut to the chase, isn’t his furniture designs simply brilliant? Take for example the Orgone Stretch Lounge, a companion piece to the Event Horizon Table and the Read more →


Ross Lovegrove: Organic Essentialism

Widad Darke

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 - 11:32:27 pm

@ Widad Darke

I simply find myself drawn to the work of Ross Lovegrove, which are mainly inspired by nature and organic in form. I’ve realised that when I design I tend to place greater concern in aesthetics rather than function, and that is something I need to greatly improve on. However, Lovegrove brings together these two aspects beautifully in his creations, and I admire his works not only Read more →


Naoto Fukasawa

Rachel Fong

Friday, Jan 27, 2017 - 12:26:17 am

@ Rachel Fong

Noato Fukusawa

One of the designers that I can best identify with is Fukusawa. I find most of his designs soothing for the eyes as it embraces the beauty of minimalism yet not causing it to look boring by adding pops of colour to his products. I love that he often uses earthy tones and round edges to present his work. 


Identifying with Designers


Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - 10:22:23 pm

@ kc

Marc Newson // Fukasawa Naoto // Ross Lovegrove // Yves Behar // Karim Rashid

I admit that when I was given these five names of designers to choose from that I best identify with, I had picked Fukasawa solely based on what I saw on Google images. His simple and minimalist designs were what I found to be most aesthetically pleasing.

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It is good to keep your head above 'google' : )

PD02- Best Product Designer identified to me.


Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - 08:33:59 pm

@ Jayden

My mantra is: ‘Good design accelerates the adoption of new ideas.’ -Yves Behar The designer which I can best identify with is Yves Behar. He brings across fresh ideas and makes them aesthetically and visually pleasing, which is something we can learn from. I am especially attracted to the Jawbone series which he designed. In these design, he creatively added simple patterns to Read more →

Yves Behar - Going Beyond Design

Wong Song Yu

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 - 02:08:59 pm

@ Song Yu

Of the artists, the one which I admire the most is Yves Behar. To simply conceptualize consumer products is something most designers do, but Yves takes it a step further by ensuring that his products are both commercially viable and incite some form of social good, to have a purpose beyond that of its literal function.

On a personal level, I Read more →

designers are not artists... especially industrial designers... emotion (of the artist) is only one aspect. Please refer to my presentation slide...