Researching First Contact Emotional Responses to Products

Year: 2010
Editor: Boks W; Ion, W; McMahon, C and Parkinson B
Author: Reynolds, Tim
Page(s): 424-247


This paper provides an overview of ongoing research at the inception stage of a PhD research project
in the area of design and emotion, and discusses some of the key issues that have arisen out of the
research to date. It outlines a pilot study that is planned to identify further avenues of research and
considers the implications of the research on design education. The paper is part of research being
developed by the Creative Design Research Group and taught on design courses, in the School of
Design, Engineering and Computing at Bournemouth University. The paper illustrates how this can
support the education and development of product and engineering design students in design

Keywords: Design, aesthetics, semiotics, emotion


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