Crilly, N (2005) Product aesthetics: representing designer intent and consumer response. PhD thesis, UNSPECIFIED.Full text not available from this repository.
This thesis reports on the development of a conceptual framework for product aesthetics. By adopting the theoretical perspective that products are a medium of communication between designers and consumers, the nature of consumer response and designer intent is explored. By integrating a range of disparate literature within a single coherent framework, the varieties of consumer response to product visual form are illustrated. To investigate the ways in which designers intend to evoke these responses, a qualitative research study was undertaken. This primarily involved interviews with industrial designers and consumer investigators. Analysis of these interviews led to the development of a conceptual framework for designer intent which both mirrors, and integrates with, that produced for consumer response. By representing processes beyond design that are influential in determining product form, a broader contextual framework is presented within which product aesthetics is situated. In concluding the thesis, applications for this framework are discussed and future research directions are proposed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Divisions:||Div C > Engineering Design|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||07 Mar 2014 13:01|
|Last Modified:||10 Mar 2014 18:08|
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