Material Experience: The future of material selection for product design

Tutkimustuotokset: Kirjoitus kirjassa/raportissa/konferenssijulkaisussaKonferenssiartikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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It has become more and more important to consider the future material selections in product design. The material choices influence on the user perception and hedonic experience qualities, but they affect also product qualities such as recyclability and durability. Understanding the user experience with materials can help us to design for more sustainable transformations. In this paper, we address the topic of material experiences through user research. In our research, we focus on four characteristics in the material experience: arctic, classic, expensive and cheap, and present two user studies investigating the user experience with materials in products. The first study utilized the material probes method, and included a user test in which the participants could explore and feel different materials: glass, metal, leather, plastic, concrete, and wood. The second study consisted of individual interviews of eight (8) people. As salient findings, we report that wood, glass, and leather were perceived to represent classic and arctic, whereas plastic provoked negative reactions. With plastics, an interesting contradiction was found when people still often used plastic products to describe an expensive product category.
OtsikkoConnectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict. Cumulus Conference Proceedings Antwerp 2023
KustantajaCumulus, the Global Association of Art and Design Education and Research
ISBN (elektroninen)978-94-0149-676XX
TilaJulkaistu - huhtik. 2023
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Vertaisarvioitu artikkelil konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaCumulus Antwerp 2023: Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict - Antwerp, Belgia
Kesto: 12 huhtik. 202315 huhtik. 2023


KonferenssiCumulus Antwerp 2023


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