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URN etd-0903109-101956 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 1958 times. Download 919 times. Author Yu-Chen Hsieh Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2008 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language Chinese&English Page Count 166 Title A Study on Images of Applying Age-Imitating Materials in Product Design：Radio as Examples Keyword shape Age-Imitating Materials material radio radio material Age-Imitating Materials shape Abstract Nowadays, technique in production is getting better. We can make a good quality on material surface through process. Different material will show different feeling on sense of sight and touch, for example, Age-Imitating Materials give us the feeling of worn out. It is worth to discuss that whether Age-Imitating Materials will raise the value of the product and have more attraction for consumers.
This research use Age-Imitating Materials as a topic for discussion and radios for example. Subjects were shown many radios in the same shape but with different materials. It will test what kind of emotions when testers see different materials.
Firstly, it needs to know why consumers are willing to buy Age-Imitating Materials products. Secondly, computer software were used to sort out four groups and named it as: content with needing, love to special material, cherish the past and love to special shape. Finally, a radio was designed with different material on the surface. This radio were shown to the subjects with above-mentioned four groups. The test shows that dark wood material is preferred by people than light wood material.
On metal material part, it will show more feeling on cherish the past when product getting old, but it should be notice on color setting.
On cloth part, it will show the feeling on cherish the past naturally especially on some pattern.
From above results, it can be realized that Age-Imitating Materials will be effected by color, pattern…etc. Any kind of material should have a good matching, so that to design the Age-Imitating Materials, which is loved by people.
In conclusion, it is hoped that people who want to design the product could take this results as a reference, so that they will consider the material more carefully before they design the product and will not waste their time and money.
Advisor Committee Chih-Yuan Lo - advisor
Files Date of Defense 2009-07-20 Date of Submission 2009-09-07