Promoting Agreeable Couple Relationships via Product Design
|關鍵字:||產品設計;互動;分享的使用者經驗;夫妻關係;合作式婚姻;product design;interaction;shared user experience;husband-wife relationship;cooperative marriage|
In a male and female relationship, differences and miscommunications are caused by the unique ways in which each sex processes thoughts and forms opinions. Before committing to matrimony, one can easily maintain a private distance. After entering a marriage, the ideal situation is to have both partners cohabitate and learn to coexist while maintaining a level of harmony and peace. However, the reality is that couples often find themselves either in disharmonious conditions or engaged in petty arguments, therefore failing to learn to coexist peacefully. Improving relationships is the main focus in this project as I would like to explore the affection objects have in interpersonal connections. The project aims to connect couples’ emotions by allowing two people to interact with each other through engaging and using these objects. The interaction between the two subjects with the object is precisely how the designer of this project hopes couples will learn to coexist peacefully and harmoniously. As a designer, one should constantly be aware of the issues related to people, the environment, and culture, and then create meaningful products in accordance with his or her own perspective. Only when we do so can the designers’ value be fully appreciated, as the objects are transcended being merely tools, but have become a concrete connection between the user and the object. Relevant literatures were reviewed, organized, and analyzed during the process of finding a solution to deal with the common disparities between men and women by looking at the root of what causes these differences. The acquired information of improving relationships was then transformed into concrete objects. Each product in the project represents a lesson we have learned from the relationship. The purpose of this project is to maintain the harmony between men and women by discovering and cultivating a cooperative relationship during the process of using products. There are four objects carried out as the outcome of this project: remote controls set, calendar, scale and telephone, which stand for the lessons we need to learn when engaging in relationships with the opposite sex: how to respect each other, how to act for showing love, how to tolerate flaws of partner for a balanced relationship, as well as how to be an active listener.
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