Exploring the balance between utilitarian and hedonic values of wearable products

Hassan Iftikhar, Parth Shah, Yan Luximon

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It has been a matter of great interest for designers and researchers to investigate the potential balance between product’s aesthetics and functionality. This study will try to explore the concept of hedonics, utilitarian value and their balance by incorporating some case studies from design literature. In this research paper, the tradeoffs between hedonics and utilitarian values will discussed by having the wearable products as a core. The discussion in this study would help designers in understanding the metrics of balance in attributes of product design process for smart wearables and helping them to design wearable products by enhancing user experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
EditorsRavindra S. Goonetilleke, Waldemar Karwowski
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030201418
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.


  • Hedonic product values
  • Hedonic-utilitarian balance
  • Smart watches
  • Smart wearable products
  • Utilitarian values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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