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The Role of Emotions in Product Evaluation and its Impact on Packaging

Discrete emotions and global feelings are two categories that shape people's responses to the world around them. Discrete emotions are basic, such as happiness and sadness. Global feelings relate to the dimensions of pleasure, which is associated with satisfaction, and arousal, which is a higher level of excitement.

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Association Between Packaging Color Lightness and Retail Shelf Position for Triggering Sales

A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that colors and their attributes play a much larger role in consumer decision-making than thought throughout the past several decades. Now researchers are learning that lightness of color packaging combined with retail shelf positioning can influence consumers to make purchasing decisions. 

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How Symmetry on packaging influences aesthetic evaluation and purchase decisions

Symmetry is an essential topic for package designers. Text and images must be balanced in a way that looks professional and makes sense to the target consumer. Without symmetry as a design fundamental, the packaging would look awkward or sloppy and text might be hard to read. Here's a look at how symmetry in packaging affects consumer perceptions and purchasing decisions.

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How the Shape of Metal Packaging can Enhance Perceptual Fluency and drive purchase Decisions

The concepts of perceptual fluency and response inhibition are interesting topics that relate to consumer purchasing behavior and product packaging. Here's a look at how these two psychological spheres play into consumer decision-making in response to metal packaging.

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Packaging designers should know the difference between hedonic and functional products

Packaging designers should know the difference between hedonic and functional products. Hedonic goods are crafted to provide fun, pleasure and excitement for the consumer. Functional products are designed more for utility. Here's a look at the different packaging design approaches to hedonic versus functional products.

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Developing Brand Recognition via Visual Cues

Brand recognition is what consumers may experience as a result of being exposed to visual design cues in product features and packaging. These design cues should communicate the brand's values in a way that's easy to recognize and remember. Here's a look at what packaging designers need to understand about using the right visual cues to connect with target consumers.

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Color Variables Relating to Brand Recognition

Emotions are what connect people with brands. One of the most basic ways for a brand to communicate emotion is through color on its products and packaging. A major challenge for packaging designers is to select the right colors that reflect the emotional intensity of the product's values. Here's a look at how color variables contribute to brand recognition.

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How Packaging Helps Developing a Relationship Between the Brand and the End User

How can a brand affect consumer behavior to the point of getting people to identify and interact with the brand? At the core of branding is a set of values and emotions that go with it. A brand that communicates its values and emotions through visual cues on packaging has an edge over competitors that don't pay attention to how visual details connect with consumers.

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Investigating the Relationship Between Brand and Consumer Behavior

Understanding the relationship between a brand and consumer behavior is one of the most valuable insights an entrepreneur can have on a market. The brand must connect with the consumer on an emotional level to register as important on their radar. Here's a look at the elements that emotionally connect a consumer with their favorite brands.

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