On Industry Design and the “People Foremost” Design Concept

Yang Mao, Tiefeng Zuo, Xiaoqing Wu


Some western countries have put forward to the "people foremost" design concept at the end of the 1960s. This is a significant leap in thinking in the history of the design. However, complexity and uncertainty of the "human" factor of the "people foremost" design concept determine the relativity and limitation of its ideological foundation for the design. Meanwhile the "people foremost" design concept exist relative limitations. A "human, machine and environment" comprehensive systematic design should be established for product design. This is also the social responsibility and historical mission of designers.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v4n10p178

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