CONSIDERING EMOTIONAL IMPRESSIONS IN PRODUCT DESIGN: QUALITY OF LIFE THEORY AND ITS IMPACT ON DESIGN STRATEGY
In this paper, the necessity of emotional considerations in the context of Universal Design is treated. To work out an alternative approach how to integrate emotional aspects in product design processes, we look at quality of life models to locate emotional design in Universal Design research. Based on identified challenges such as complexity, interdisciplinarity, vagueness or subjectivity we present a way to consider emotional impressions by integrating resources from other disciplines. Hence we introduce ACADE - an Application for Computer Aided Design of Emotional impressions.