HOW DO MATERIALS OBTAIN THEIR MEANINGS

@article{Karana2010HOWDM,
  title={HOW DO MATERIALS OBTAIN THEIR MEANINGS},
  author={E. Karana},
  journal={Metu Journal of The Faculty of Architecture},
  year={2010},
  volume={27},
  pages={271-285}
}
  • E. Karana
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering
  • Metu Journal of The Faculty of Architecture
Product designers are expected to create products transferring certain ‘meanings’. Materials of products are used for supporting the intended meanings in product design; one material may convey luxury, another material can be associated with a particular culture. Designers who aim to select a material that will contribute to the meaning they intend to convey in a product are confronted with the difficulty that the materials universe is immense. Moreover, traditional sayings such as ‘wood is… Expand

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