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What are some cultural considerations people make when designing products?

When designing products, we think about designs that might be offensive to people in the culture and try not to make it. We also investigate what are some lucky signs or symbols in this culture and try to include them in our design. Furthermore, we would think about what an object represents and should we use it in the design. For example, in my design, I used the sign of a butterfly and it meant happiness and beauty in the Chinese culture, but it might have other meanings in other cultures.

How does the design of a product communicate traditions and values?

The design of a product communicates traditions and values by using designs that have a special meaning. They can also represent what a person wishes or their values and it can be affected by the symbols, fonts, text, etc. These different aspects of a design will communicate what a person looks up to since they are the ones that want to use these designs.

Are handmade products an effective way of minimizing environmental impact? Why or why not?

In my opinion, handmade products is an effective way of minimizing environmental impact. I think that because we spend less money on buying materials. Instead, we put together green materials that might be recycled before. These materials are much better than products you bought because these materials save resources from the environment. It has less impact because it doesn’t use up a lot of things in the environment. In conclusion, making your products is much more better than buying products.

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