What are some cultural considerations people make when designing products?
People have to research if the design is respectful to the people who belong to the culture. They need to make sure that it is not offensive and connects to their target culture. For example, if you’re doing the Chinese Culture, maybe you can use Chinese symbols to add to the design. Avoid using text like 四 as it is a symbol of death to the Chinese.
How does the design of a product communicate traditions and values?
The design of a product and communicate traditions and values in many different ways. It could be from pictures to symbols, animals, language etc. All of these can easily represent something culturally and shows tradition and value. Eg, for the Lunar New Year, using words like 福 can communicate tradition.
Are handmade products an effective way of minimizing environmental impact? Why and Why not?
Most of the time, handmade products are an effective way of minimizing environmental impact. A lot of handmade products are used with green materials which help the environment already. And handmade products are more organic than machine made products.