making a quick mock ups for some of the proposed ideas in basic materials such as foam cord, cardboard, and wood sticks.
Ergonomics from The Measure of Man & Woman Human Factors in Design.
from general research to more specific
After all these different ideas and books, I realized that people tend to be more attached to two spaces at their homes witch are the living room and the kitchen/ dining area. The living room where people socialize, communicate, entertain, laugh, and live actually. Its the hub on any home where people sit and talk. the furniture in this space also has certain qualities to it. People create these furniture pieces to as an extension to their bodies. Furniture in nowadays is part of people life and affect their outcomes. In addition to the living room, there is kitchen is the the part of the story. The kitchen/ dining table holds the family memories together. People eat, open their packages, talk, work, and accumulate pile on this table. It is the centerpiece of the house and the emotional collector of all the stories, the tasty comfort food, late hours working, and more. As I read in one of the articles, it is " a pile of life".
Getting into what people think was a great insight in my research. I asked people different questions, for instance if they have a special object witch they are attached to and why? How long they own it? What does this object make them feel?
I got various responds from different people around the world. About 53.98% said yes they have a special object and 46.02 % said no. The winner object in this survay obviously is the cellphone for many reasons such as its a communications, entertainment, organizing device. In addition to the cellphone, the answers covered many different objects such as: houses, beds, jewelries (rings), books, cars, clothes, watches, and mugs.
The respondents opinions are varied and also their emotions, yet the most emotional reaction toward their object is make them feel happy.
Interesting quotes about emotions from "Designing Emotions" by Pieter Desmet: