“Threshold™ Suzani Duvet Cover Set.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.
In this blog post I will be discussing the artifacts I have chosen from Target. Considering we have been discussing consumerism and design in class, I have chosen five artifacts from target that I believe are well designed. The first image of my choosing is a picture of a bedspread. This bedspread is well designed because it offers multiple neat features. The bedspread is a duvet cover, which means It is reversible and a decent amount of thickness which contributes to the design process. Since the bedspread is reversible, whoever it belongs to can turn it over at any point if they are tired of one side or would just like a change. There can be media influence towards this bedspread as in if a famous person in a movie had this exact bedspread or one very similar. People can buy this bedspread which is where consumerism comes into play.
2. Ruffle Pillow
“Xhilaration™ Jersey Ruffle Decorative Pillow.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.
The second designed artifact I found at Target is this short, white, ruffle pillow. This pillow can be used in different places of the house such as the bedroom, living room, dining room, back porch or patio, etc. This kind of pillow can go as a throw pillow on a couch or a bed. Pillows are well designed because they have different shapes, sizes, colors, patters, etc. which is why people like to buy them to go with different things in their houses. In media, on tv or magazines, people may see pillows on the couch which makes your home feel more comforting.
“Disney® Frozen Snow LED Canvas Wall Art, Blue, 11.5 X 15.75.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.
This is a very popular, well-designed artifact because it is based off Frozen, which is a new movie for children. With the size and thickness of this canvas, you can assure it is good quality and very stable to hang on the wall. This product is high in media because most kids have seen the movie and loved it which makes them want to decorate with the characters. Consumers of this product will buy this canvas for their children’s room because the child would like to see their heroes up on the wall everyday.
“Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Coffee K-Cups 16 Ct.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.
For my fourth well-designed artifact I chose something most people drink and enjoy which is coffee. This is a particular brand of coffee that you can put into a keurig coffee maker. This product is exposed to people from the media because there are commercials on how good Dunkin’ Donuts is and how good their coffee is. Therefore, people hear and see the commercials of Dunkin’ Donuts and want to try and drink their coffee. Consumers demand the coffee due to staying awake and are more likely to buy the keurig coffee cups because it makes it quicker. This coffee is well-designed and is usually bought more because people may drink it multiple times a day.
5. Curling Iron
“Bed Head Curlipops 1″ Curling Iron Wand.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.
My last well designed artifact is a curling iron. This is a special artifact because it is used in a lot of media seeing famous people on tv or movies with curled hair. Consumers like to do what famous people do and if they advertise this “Bed Head” curling iron on tv, more women would go purchase it. This curling iron is referred to as a wand. You put the glove on the hand you are using to wrap your hair around the shaft so you do not get burned. This type of curling iron can come in a few different sizes based off your preference.
-These items were found online on the Target website. I do not have a car here to transport me to go there. I found this blog post helpful in seeing the design in these artifacts.