Yeah, I Talk to My Car,… So What? Different Roles and Levels of Closeness in Person-Object Relationships

DS 73-2 Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Design Creativity Volume 2

Year: 2012
Editor: Duffy, A.; Nagai, Y.; Taura, T.
Author: Jacob, R. H.; Torán, M. M.; Esteve, M. C.
Section: Creativity and Emotion
Page(s): 29-36


Often people refer to objects in similar terms as an interaction with people. We give names to some objects and sometimes we even talk to them. We also expect similar behavior from products as we expect from people with an "equivalent" degree of relationship. We expect fidelity and support that

Keywords: person-product relationships, product anthropomorphization, product emotions and feelings, product attachment, product design, emotional design


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