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URN etd-0905117-175647 Statistics This thesis had been viewed 407 times. Download 0 times. Author Chung-I Hung Author's Email Address No Public. Department Industrial Design Year 2016 Semester 2 Degree Master Type of Document Master's Thesis Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese Page Count 90 Title The Influence of Body Plating and Transparency of the Canalphones on Users'Evaluation Keyword Canalphones Plating Transparency Transparency Plating Canalphones Abstract Ever since Sony developed the first Walkman in 1979, innovations to personal audio consumer electronics, such as earphones, have continued unabated, as has the popularity of these products until earphones gradually became a fashion trend. As technology progressed, earphones have evolved from the original earbuds to the multitude of product types available today. In recent years, canalphones have become the fastest growing and most talked about type of earphone. The style and aesthetics of the exterior design have been improved by various processing methods. Plating is one such method widely used in the market today. However, the plating process produces gases and substances that are deleterious to workers and the process’s harmful effects on the environment are even more egregious.
In this experiment, we explored whether plating provided an advantage in exterior appearance compared to other products with varying degrees of transparency, using canalphones as an example. In the first stage, we evaluated plated canalphones currently available on the market. A distance matrix was used to choose and categorize styles; microadjustments were made to four of the styles. In the experimental design, a group of students and a group of office workers were asked to compare the four chosen styles, which included plated, transparent, and opaque products. The results were analyzed using two-way analysis of variance. The student participants did not rate plated products significantly higher than transparent or opaque products; therefore, designs without plating were still able to be attractive to students. Among office worker participants, plated products rated higher than transparent or opaque products in only three out of the nine descriptions. Therefore, plated designs can only partially improve ratings among office workers. These analysis results provide product designers, in the future practice of their craft, with a factual basis and reference model for reducing environmental harm in their pursuit of style.
Advisor Committee Li-Chieh Chen - advisor
Chih-Sheng Chang - co-chair
Yung-Hsiang Tu - co-chair
Files Date of Defense 2017-07-06 Date of Submission 2017-09-05