Date of Award

Spring 6-1-2024

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Industrial Design


Industrial Design

First Advisor

Jessica Brown

Second Advisor

Joy Ko

Third Advisor

Joshua Glenn


Many special moments are fleeting and buried in our memories. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, people are always pursuing efficiency, and as we move forward, we gradually lose some of our perceptions of life.

I explored the role of memory in establishing the emotional connection between newly designed objects and people. Shared experiences and feelings can evoke emotional resonance and a sense of collective experience. When harnessed in design, these feelings can facilitate a deeper understanding and connection to the product. Therefore, objects transformed from these shared experiences can not only carry memories but also become carriers to awaken people's memories.

This research enriches the field of emotional design by identifying and dissecting shared memory impressions that elicit profound emotional connections in individuals. It also explores effective strategies to translate these memory impressions into products. By capturing and reinterpreting specific memory impressions rooted in shared experiences-such as the impact of seasonal weather, the gradual growth in a child's development, and the delight of playing with a cherished toy-we can extend the lasting impact of these experiences into interactive objects, thereby reinforcing their enduring influence.



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