This is a blog to document and showcase the ongoing design research and development process of Stephanie Xi Cheng Ho’s Honours project of Industrial Design in RMIT. The documentation will include thoughts, ideas, observations, readings, methods, concepts, prototypes and other processes.
This project focuses on the unique emotional relationship people have towards objects. The study will attempt to discover the formation of such emotional relationship, the meaning and value of it, and how such emotion can be instigate by a design’s traits (e.g., shapes, texture, interaction possibilities, etc.).
The expected outcome of the project will be a single piece or a series of creative furniture/ object/ appliance that allows its user to interact and engage with while using it. The goal of the product is to bring enjoyment to the user during the use, and to make ordinary life more interesting and enjoyable.