Three teapots: one unusable, one beautiful but not as used, and one works great
'The emotional side of design may be more critical to a products success than its practical elements'
-black and white vs. color: Color is a strictly emotional choice, yet everyone prefers color to black and white. ( I would argue that color adds another rational level of information and as such isn't strictly emotional)
Aesthetically pleasurable objects enable you to work better
For Brainstorming: You need to be happy/comfortable in order to be open to new or multiple ideas or you just shut down
-anxiety leads you to find the best quickest 1 solution to solve the immediate problem
Successful design needs to respond to visceral, behavioral, and reflective at the same time:It is important in the initial phases of a project to think about how your design responds to all three
-you need to get it automatically, want to pick it up
-it needs to function
-it needs to make you think
Souvenirs aren’t meant to be beautiful, but to evoke an emotion or a memory
-adding sound w. digital camera means you can also remember how things sounded, ie children laughing, etc
Everyone is a designer: self-image DIY builds self confidence, you can do it!!
-We like to choose our own colors and styles and giving people those choices makes them happy and gives them a sense of empowerment!