Sunday, August 8, 2010
Task 4: Design Excellence
Having looked at the Wells Water Purifier I was very surprised to see that something so slick, elegant, simple, and basic, has a real purpose, addressing the health of humans, from the aspects of the purity and cleanliness of water, the amount of water a person should be digesting and monitoring ones health as well as ones conscious of not wasting water. It is amazing how something like a water purifier that has been designed before, has been re – designed and advanced to suit the present issues of the worlds health and limit the supply of water, but at the same time have a modern appearance to it, making the consumer aware of the issues that designs are trying to address.
Through the process of a product form analysis only based around the design elements, it has made be learn how one element can explain a lot about the true purpose of the product, such as in the Well Water Purifier, how by using the colour white, meaning purity and cleanliness, reinforces the purpose of the product, having to be concerned with health and the waste of water, as well as the high gloss finish of the product symbolising a clean and sterile surface. I have also learn that breaking down the product into each feature and the reference to the design elements, advances your understanding in the reason of why the designer has created the product in this form, and why this is the end result. It makes you go in depth and really think about the forms and features of a product.