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Bmgt498B study - ;,places, andaesthetics (bottomtotop: creativity Reliability:consistencyofprodu

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Harms Study Guide for 498B Functionality - basis of design; Great design can be found in objects, places, and ideas that fuse functionality  and aesthetics Design’s Hierarchy of Needs (bottom to top):  functionality   reliability   usability   proficiency  creativity  Reliability: consistency of product – LOW VALUE Usability: how easy and forgiving a product is to use – MODERATE VALUE Proficiency: empowering people to do things better than the could previously- HIGH VALUE Creativity: all needs have been satisfied and people interact with design- CULT LIKE FOLLOWING Principle of proximity:  items grouped together are related; Gesalt principles of perceptions  Aesthetic-usability effect:  we find products that are more aesthetically pleasing easier to use; more forgiving  of defects; reason why packaging is so important Ockham’s Razor:  simplest design should be selected; evaluate elements in design and remove unnecessary  ones (Cognitive) Performance load:  the degree of mental and physical activity required to achieve a goal; The  higher the performance load, the more time the task takes and more errors occur. Strategies for reducing  cognitive role: reducing visual noise, more white space, mnemonic devices Kinetic Performance load:  physical number of steps taken to accomplish a goal; make the products smaller  and lighter Metonym:  one thing is closely associated with- or related to- another, and as a result, it can be substituted for  it so as to create meaning  Metaphor:  something is something else Simile:  something is like something else Mnemonic device:  something that aids in remembering or symbolizing something else (acronym) Shape:  the principle element in form; grouping according to shape is the weakest strategy Form:  Point + Line = Form; based on elements and parts of a composition which produce a coherent image  (shape, size, color, texture)
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Typeface:  a related set of fonts with a unity in style or form (Arial); Different typefaces are used for ease of  reading, demonstrate importance, distinguish change, express and emotion, catch attention Glyph:  a particular design of a letter, number, symbol, etc. Font:  a complete character set of a particular style with a specific member from a type family (Arial bold) Serif:  foot or stroke Serif typeface:  a style that uses appendages to its glyphs in order to assist with recognizing the intended  character ;  Times New Roman  or  Courier New Sans-serif typeface:  a style that does not utilize these extra strokes; Helvetica or Arial; Stages of Product Life Cycle (PLC):  Introductory- design should focus on performance; iron out all bugs
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