Monday, November 26, 2007
a.appearance of store entrance: The entrance of Best Buy is very bright and futuristic.
b.sounds(inside the store): The sounds inside the store were very varied but modern music mostly dominated the sound.
c.how the merchandise is displayed: The merchandise is displayed out in the open so the consumers can touch and play with the merchandise.
d.floors: The floor had simplistic tiles on them which added to the overall simple and futuristic feel of the store
e.signs:The signs are very bright and simple also going along with the clean and futuristic look.
f.cashier area: The cashier area was one of the better cashier areas i have seen as it was really open and not crowded or cramped at all.
3. The image that Best Buy tries to portray is a simple, clean, and futuristic atmosphere very similar to apple.
4. The customers interacted with the stores design by taking advantage of the hands on display of the merchandise.
5. I found the design of this store interesting as they managed to keep the store simple and open even though they sell a variety of products.
Monday, November 19, 2007
In response to Robert's question I do not believe that sales people have as much of impact on consumers as they used to. Nowadays due to the internet there is an increasing trend of smart shoppers which means that the consumers will already know information and user opinions about the product before they even walk into the store rather than completely depending on a sales person to inform them about the product.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
2. Nike shoeboxes are orange and white, and people immediately can recognize them as Nike products. iPods come in iconic black-and-white boxes. Pepsi has a recognizable blue packaging, and Sprite has a green bottle.
3. Getting to the product is the main usability factor with packaging. For example, Nike shoeboxes just need to be opened to reveal the product inside, but things like DVDs are impossible to get to without spending significant time and effort cutting or ripping off the plastic packaging and tearing off the security seals. The same happens for video games and CDs.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I agree with Chris's blog about keep things simple as I think this is the best things that designers can do "keep it simple" I think a lot of designers forgoet about this philosophy.
I agree with Alex about the fact that products should be ergonomic as if things feel better or are easier to hold more consumers will buy the product.
Friday, October 26, 2007
1. I really liked Spencer’s as the words dell implanting an Apple esegue design attracted me to the article.
2. I really found the fact that although that dell is a PC it is trying to implement the aesthetic design and long battery life that is prevalent in the macbook.
3. This website relates to many topics we have discussed in class as we have spent much time discussing the things that apple computers have done better than Pc’s in the past few years.