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?The Guacherna: Funny Dolls? A closer look at emotional design from the cultural implications involved in an object.

Angelica Lascar

This Project was inspired from the Barranquilla Carnival, a party held in Colombia and considered a symbol of our culture. This essay shows the development of the design on the proposal concept: ?The Guacherna [1]: Funny Dolls?. It starts with a brief explanation of the meaning of the Carnival, and how it is transferred to the emotional feeling that the dolls produce. The purpose is to show the scope of the objects and how they are not only attractive for their universally-determined esthetics, but also an answer to cultural references. Thus, the object, designed based on the traditions, becomes an emotional design exercise that proves the role of memory, tradition, and identity in the relationship with the created objects.


Emotions, traditions, culture, carnival, esthetics