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URN etd-0905108-142446 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 2619 times. Download 1392 times. Author Yen-ching Chen Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2007 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language English Page Count 108 Title A Study on the Materials of Jewel Cases for Imitating the Ancient Styles Keyword added value imitating the ancient style material material imitating the ancient style added value Abstract The recent cottage style is accomplished not only by using natural materials and warm colors, but also by carving and roughing the furniture surface to express the beauty of hand craftsmanship and usage marks. This trend is becoming popular in specific types of products that deliver wonderful memory to the new life.
The objective of this research is to study the essential elements of materials and surface textures that enhance the quality of the products by imitating the ancient. First, through questionnaire survey and interview, the author analyzed users’ opinions about products imitating the ancient and their added value. Second, the author selected the product appropriate for imitating the ancient style, and collected possible textures of usage marks from the literature. Finally, the author derived design principles based on users’ perceptions of experiment samples with different combinations of product styles, materials and usage marks.
Based on the analysis of questionnaire survey and interview, products that imitate the ancient style have the added value as follows. (1) Product Differentiation: It is an entire new style. (2) Emotion of the Past: The scenario brings users back to the past with the old memories and emotion. (3) Texture Quality: the product has better quality in the appearance compared to regular industry products. (4) Enhanced user status: demonstrating owners’ tastes and professional experience when using the product.
After the analysis of experiments on samples with different combinations of product styles, materials and usage marks, the following design principles for the textures of different materials were derived.
(1) Wood: The traditional wooden products with delicate and smooth finishing can enhance the user’s status.
(2) Leather: Man-made fading or spotty finishing of the leather on modern products can enhanced the user’s status.
(3) Flannelet: The effect of applying flannelet on the traditional shape is different from that of the modern shape. The fading flannelet on the traditional shape can successfully convey the four added values of products imitating the ancient. However, it does not express the same way on the products with the modern shape.
(4) Metal: Applying the slightly oxidized metal on the traditional shape can express special texture quality. Applying the electroplated metal on the modern shape not only delivers the image of high quality but also enhances users’ status. However, applying the rusted metal on either shape makes no significant difference. As the result, the rusted metal is not appropriate for the products imitating the ancient.
Generally speaking, different ways of imitating the ancient bring out different feelings. There are differences in users’ perception between the traditional shape and the modern shape, even under the same condition of materials and texture. Different usage marks on the same material result in different perceptions for products with traditional and modern shapes.
Advisor Committee Li-Chieh Chen - advisor
Files Date of Defense 2008-07-01 Date of Submission 2008-09-05