Name, first nameByongseon BaeYear of birth1991UniversityECALField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectBlend into your homeAbstractDuring the Industrial Revolution, electricity, a new form of energy that was not available before, was introduced along with various products that eased the burden of house chores. Electronic appliances are like organisms evolving through various influences of the external environment. Along with new technology and material development, new products are produced by applying these developments and as they become released in the market, the life cycle of the product begins. The evolutionary process includes the birth, growth, and decadence and extinction processes and it displays consistent changes following the variations in the external environment such as people’s lifestyle.
Lately, one interesting fact about trends that are being introduced in the electronic appliance market is that some products are being released again in the market with an appearance that takes after the appliances that were initially available in the market. In other words, electronic appliances are not simply aimed at functioning as machines to reduce house chores as it provides interior decoration and also harmonizes with the house atmosphere and gives off a friendly and familiar feeling to the users. However, this tendency did not just start in recent times. Since the past, every time a new technology or a product that was not available before appeared, manufactures and designers exerted different efforts so that people can accept it without any unfamiliar feelings. The purpose of this research is to explore the changes and attempts that were made ever since the invention of electricity, which led to the appearance of electronic appliances as well as why people create products in a familiar style by identifying the periods of the chronicle. It will be through surveying the history of the designs in order to predict the future of the products that will be introduced hereafter.
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