Fabrications of Natural and Artificial: A Case Study of Enhancing Users’ Impressions
This paper focuses on users’ in-depth impressions, which underlie the superficial impressions of design. We employed a concept network-based methodology for identification of in-depth impressions. To identify the in-depth impressions and concept network structures behind the users’ impressions of natural and artificial, we conducted and analysed a case study. The case study has been investigated the users’ responses on two prototypical exhibition works, which enhanced users’ impressions of natural and artificial. The identified in-depth impressions and intensity of the concept networks provide understanding how users’ impressions and creative imagination of artefacts are formed. The in-depth impressions in the cases of natural related users’ impressions are stronger and less derived from the explicit features of the works, thus more imaginative.