Experience Design Tool: Encouraging designers to consider different design and emotion strategies

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Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the existing research in the area of design and emotion and the resulting design strategies that have emerged to support it. Design strategies concerning, pleasure, personality, memories and longevity, self-expression, the senses and novelty are discussed. This paper then presents a design tool, called the 'Experience Design Tool', developed by the author, to provide guidance and enhance creativity when considering the emotional aspects of design. The tool, which supports the idea generation phase of the design process, provides advice, product examples and probing questions to encourage designers to consider a number of emotional design strategies to enhance product experience. The aim of the tool is to translate the research generated by the design and emotion community into a form that design students can easily understand and utilise. In order to assess the effectiveness of the Experience Design Tool, it was used within a 2nd year undergraduate product design project. The process of using the tool, together with the feedback from the students on its usefulness, is presented for discussion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013
Pages686-691
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013 - Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 Sept 20136 Sept 2013
https://epde.info/epde2013/ (Link to conference website)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education: Design Education - Growing Our Future, EPDE 2013
Abbreviated titleE&PDE 2013
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period5/09/136/09/13
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Keywords

  • Education
  • Emotion
  • Experience
  • Product design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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