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Michael Tsang

New York, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Similar Products Analysis - Materials.

    Arts & Culture


    My mission is to promote cultural awareness for new urban dwellers in China through household designs.

    The first diagram analyzes the manufacturing processes of six similar Chinese cultural products.

    The second diagram analyzes the sense & emotional/value perceptions of six similar Chinese cultural products.

    The third diagram shows the dissection of a bamboo steamer.

    Similar Products Analysis Diagram 1

    Similar Products Analysis Diagram 2

    Bamboo Steamer Dissection

    Bamboo Steamer Image

    a) What are products that serve a similar purpose?

    • Chinese Clay Pot
    • Silk Dress
    • Paper Fan
    • Ceramic Cup
    • Jade
    • Wooden Tub
    • Bracelet
    • Blanket
    • Tassel
    • Wooden Furniture
    • Red pocket Envelope
    • Buddhist Beads
    • Straw Carpet

    b) What are the material qualities of products that serve this audience?

    • Bamboo
    • Silk
    • Lacquer (hardwood)
    • Stone / Marble
    • Jade
    • Paper
    • Ceramic
    • Clay
    • Bronze
    • Porcelain
    • Plastic
    • Gold
    • Red thread

    c) What are materials and manufacturing processes that are available and appropriate for your location?

    • Casting
    • Weaving
    • Sewing
    • Printing
    • Knitting
    • Coloring
    • Handmade
    • Handcraft
    • Craved
    • Mass produce
    • Joinery
    • Ink Drawing
    • Text & Imagery

    d) How are similar products that serve this audience in this location distributed?

    • Antique Stores
    • Furniture Stores
    • Chinatown Stores
    • Gift Shops
    • Clothes Stores
    • Home
    • Ebay
    • Online Stores
    • Flea Markets

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  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
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