Publication
Title
Exploring the fit between materials' expressive values and the self-expression of the end-user
Author
Abstract
In industrial design, materials selection plays an important role. Being the interface of a product, a material does not only have to meet technical-functional requirements, but also has to include intended experiential characteristics. Unfortunately, there is no one-to-one correspondence between materials and their expressive value, since a material's perceived character is influenced by multiple contextual factors that are product-related (shape, function), user-related (gender, culture, etc.), and context-related (time, place, etc.). Our current research aims to explore possible relationships between materials, their expressive value and the link with self-expression of the end-user. It defines expressive value in terms of Schwartz end values. Consequently, this paper reveals insight in the expressive values that twelve pre-selected materials evoke in itself and in interaction with different pre-selected forms. Moreover, respondents are classified in meaningful self-expressive categories, based on their value orientation. For each of these segments, the materials and form-material combinations were investigated, both indirectly and directly, in relation to the fit between the expressive value of the material and the self-expression. Relationships were found between the self-perception and a material's fit with the self-expression, and between materials and their perceived expression of values.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association : Ergonomics in Design, Design for All, Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design, Affective Design / Bagnara, Sebastiano [edit.]
Source (series)
Advances in intelligent systems and computing ; 824
Publication
Cham : Springer international publishing ag, 2019
ISBN
978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96070-8
978-3-319-96071-5
Volume/pages
824(2019), p. 2045-2066
ISI
000473061800204
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
Development and validation of a new framework for the integration of technical and consumer-experience-based materials selection throughout the design process.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
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Creation 16.10.2018
Last edited 24.07.2021
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