An Emotional Study for Urbancage from the View of Experience Design

Chien-Kuo Teng
Department of Industrial Design, Shih Chien University, Taiwan

Yi-Ting Chen
Department of Industrial Design, Shih Chien University, Taiwan

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 100:112, s. 1353-1363

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Publicerad: 2014-06-11

ISBN: 978-91-7519-276-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In nowadays; urban living gradually can’t live without technologies and automobiles; which accompany people for 24 hours just like two soul mates or pets. People hope to interact with others closer via Internet; however; the convenience of technology condenses the genuineness and cares from humans. In the past; there are two purpose of having The Cage; one is for admiring-use; to show the elegant movements and the sound of birds; the other is the symbol of society; representing the social level by having a delicate Cage. Deep inside their mind is their reliable consistency. This research was presented a design project “Urbancage” that was tries to aroused an experience from peoples innocent imagination. Compare with the social phenomenon in nowadays that over-using mobile phone and the behavior of raising birds in the past. Those unite the cage and the mobile phone by penetrating the action of holding and placing the cage; so we can metaphor the automobiles to the birds in cage. Therefore; user would connect the icon of electronically bird with human being via the technology of the application; creating a new life style and habit by that. Finally; this paper would discuss its discover for record of “Urbancage” that presented at exhibition of Tokyo Designer Week and exhibition of PRODUCT DESIGN MADRID2. Those were analysis the act of interaction between audients and product; and make suggestions for regarding the social interaction design.


Experience; emotion; readymade; communication; product design.


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