Product design, semantics and emotional response.

@article{Demirbilek2003ProductDS,
  title={Product design, semantics and emotional response.},
  author={Oya Demirbilek and Bahar Sener},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2003},
  volume={46 13-14},
  pages={1346-60}
}
This paper explores theoretical issues in ergonomics related to semantics and the emotional content of design. The aim is to find answers to the following questions: how to design products triggering "happiness" in one's mind; which product attributes help in the communication of positive emotions; and finally, how to evoke such emotions through a product. In other words, this is an investigation of the "meaning" that could be designed into a product in order to "communicate" with the user at… CONTINUE READING
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