The Emotional Domain in Product Design

  title={The Emotional Domain in Product Design},
  author={Deana McDonagh-Philp and Cherie Lebbon},
  journal={The Design Journal},
  pages={31 - 43}
Consumer products fulfil a variety of needs. Products do not exist to merely perform tasks, they satisfy other functional requirements. These include aspirations, cultural, social and emotional needs. There is currently interest in the emotional relationship between a product and its user. It is important that the designer can empathise with specific user groups in order for their designs to create this emotional relationship. User-Centred Design is concerned with more than functional issues… 
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