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Date: October 29, 2009 To: Professor Judith Van From: Jeff Starr Informational Report: Anthropology and Industrial Design Attached is an outline of an informational report on anthropology and industrial design. I have found information on what anthropology has to offer industrial designers. Included are methods proven successful by Design Anthropologists. This report will show how they have successfully applied their techniques in their research and development of new products. The information in this report has provided me with sufficient data to understand the value of integrating the study of human behavior with traditional product design. Cover Letter
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An Informational Report Prepared for: Judith Van, Arizona State University, Professor Prepared by: Jeff Starr, Arizona State University, Student Submitted on: October 29, 2009 Anthropology and Industrial Design:
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Research and development play a major role in the success of good design. There are many ways to conduct research in developing new products or making existing products better. Anthropology is the study of people and their behaviors. Anthropology is one way in which designers can observe and study users and potential users of their products in order to receive valuable feedback to implement in design. Anthropologist are showing their value in the design filed and are becoming more popular now more than ever. This informative report will show the methods used by anthropologists. Case studies will be given to illustrate the value of “Design Anthropologists” in product design. My objective is to provide enough information for you to determine if the study of anthropology supplements the study of industrial design in bringing more meaningful products to the market today. Keywords: research, anthropology, designers, behaviors, products, feedback, methods, supplement, meaningful Abstract
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Introduction ………………………………………………………………………. . 1 Research Methods …………………………………………………………….…. 2 Results ……………………………………………………………………………. .. 2-6 Conclusion . ............................................................................................. …... 7 Recommendation ………………………………………………………………… 7 Glossary …………………………………………………………………………… 8 Works Cited ………………………………………………………………………. . 9 Figure 1: Gendered classification of consumer products ……………………………. .. 3 Figure 2: Design Anthropology combined with User Driven Innovation or Design ……… 5 Table of Contents List of Illustrations
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1 As an exploration into Design Research, I researched Design Anthropology as it pertains to Industrial Design and recorded my findings in this professional report. I am a current student of Industrial Design at Arizona State University and will graduate May, of 2010. I chose to find a
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