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Aesthetic, Functional, Symbolic, and Ergonomic Impressions: Implications for HoverboardProduct Design Form

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2016
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Product design, a product’s outward appearance, associates with successful innovation when the design triggers buyers to develop positive impressions. The project assessed impressions of forty respondents to four distinctive hoverboard designs: 1) a prototypical design, 2) an ornate design, 3) an atypical design, and 4) a radical design. The original research extended extant research into design impressions of functionality, aesthetics, and symbolism to add an assessment of ergonomic impressions. The systematic research method entailed a literature review, qualitative research, manipulation check, questionnaire pretest, convenience sample, and Chi-Square method enabling inferences with 90% confidence. A consent form and adherence to FAU’s academic integrity provided an ethical foundation. Results suggest that designers of hoverboards conform to the prototypical design to increase positive functional impressions, avoid ornate designs, and consider buyers’ skill level and self-expression when developing atypical designs due to respondents’ negative impressions of safety risks and ability to control a hoverboard.
Title: Aesthetic, Functional, Symbolic, and Ergonomic Impressions: Implications for HoverboardProduct Design Form.
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Name(s): Smith, Hunter
Gordon, Danielle
Llanos, Katherine
Smith, Allen E.
Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2016
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Product design, a product’s outward appearance, associates with successful innovation when the design triggers buyers to develop positive impressions. The project assessed impressions of forty respondents to four distinctive hoverboard designs: 1) a prototypical design, 2) an ornate design, 3) an atypical design, and 4) a radical design. The original research extended extant research into design impressions of functionality, aesthetics, and symbolism to add an assessment of ergonomic impressions. The systematic research method entailed a literature review, qualitative research, manipulation check, questionnaire pretest, convenience sample, and Chi-Square method enabling inferences with 90% confidence. A consent form and adherence to FAU’s academic integrity provided an ethical foundation. Results suggest that designers of hoverboards conform to the prototypical design to increase positive functional impressions, avoid ornate designs, and consider buyers’ skill level and self-expression when developing atypical designs due to respondents’ negative impressions of safety risks and ability to control a hoverboard.
Identifier: FA00005604 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00005604
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Owner Institution: FAU