Emotional Design

Posted on March 13, 2012 by Patrick under Uncategorized

Today’s seminar was an account of emotional design. Paul, Daisy and Flora spoke about how we relate better to things that have character and emotion. Given the choice, people prefer objects that have a sense of fun and playfulness. Even very simple, mundane objects can be transformed by a process called Eye-Bombing. This was our first exercise. We were each given an ordinary object and were asked to give it a personality by adding a pair of stick-on eyes. Even this simple action has a dramatic effect on our relationship with the object. You can see some of the results of out exercise above.