Role of Narratives in Visualizing Product Form

Suresh Sethi

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    Abstract

    Designers intuitive responses are often derived from their own experience, but there has been little research that studies the use of narratives rooted in designers’ lived experiences. This paper explores whether the use of narratives could help designers to work more effectively when generating product form. The approach to understanding how designers generate product form considers evidence that comes from observation, experiment, analysis, and reflection. I have drawn upon research literature and the works of contemporary and famous designers to consider the role of narratives in the design process. By building on this narrative schema, designers have discovered that design is not set apart from daily life but springs forth from the visual impressions of their experiences. According to the research results, the use of narrative helps designers to work more effectively on generating product form during the preliminary phase of the design process.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design
    EditorsShuichi Fukuda
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Pages289-299
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9783030204402
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
    EventAHFE International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
    Duration: Jul 24 2019Jul 28 2019

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
    Volume952
    ISSN (Print)2194-5357
    ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

    Conference

    ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, 2019
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington D.C.
    Period7/24/197/28/19

    Keywords

    • Experiences
    • Narratives
    • Visualizing product form

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Systems Engineering
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Sethi, S. (2020). Role of Narratives in Visualizing Product Form. In S. Fukuda (Ed.), Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design (pp. 289-299). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 952). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20441-9_31