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Title:
A Study of the Attractive Factors for the Kidult Furniture
Author:
Yi-Ning Lee: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Chun-Heng Ho: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
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Year:
2014
Conference:
KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13
Issue:
100
Article no.:
117
Pages:
1407-1415
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2014-06-11
ISBN:
978-91-7519-276-5
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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With the changing times; people not only concern about the functions of a product but also focus on the emotional connection with a product. Taking furniture; for example; it is a part of our life because we use and rely on it every day. When people interact with it; an emotional connection is then built up. As a result; it is particularly important that new furniture design can satisfy the emerging needs in emotion. In this study; the authors would catch the idea of ’kidult’; which combines the two words ’kid’ and ’adult’. It means a person who continues to participate in and enjoy youth culture (McFedries; 2002). Nowadays; the ’kidult furniture’ already exists in the market; whereas the definition and the features of this kind of furniture are not clear. Therefore; in this study; the authors used ’Evaluation Grid Method’ to explore the attractive factors of kidult furniture. Then the factors were justified by the discussion of the existing design projects. As a result; this study proposed some important abstract and concrete features for kidult furniture which can be categorized into four categories; i.e. shape; material; multifunction; and interaction. In the future; this finding would help designers to design kidult furniture better.

Keywords: Emotion; Furniture; Kidult; Evaluation Grid Method; Miryoku Engineering

KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Yi-Ning Lee, Chun-Heng Ho
Title:
A Study of the Attractive Factors for the Kidult Furniture
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KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering and Emotion Research; International Conference; Linköping; Sweden; June 11-13

Author:
Yi-Ning Lee, Chun-Heng Ho
Title:
A Study of the Attractive Factors for the Kidult Furniture
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