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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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Influencing Consumer Expectations through Sensory Design of Metal Packaging

Package design plays a significant role in affecting consumer expectations on how a food product tastes and the perceptions of healthiness. It might even have greater impact than what researchers have observed the past few decades. At the core of this finding is multi-sensory perception, in which consumers make decisions based on a combination of inputs from the five basic human senses. Here's a look at how sensory design of metal packaging affects consumer expectations of a product.

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Multisensory Packaging Design: Transferring the sensation of packaging on the product

Understanding consumer behavior is the main reason packaging designers should take an interest in how multisensory packaging affects consumer decisions. While every consumer makes decisions based on their own personal experiences, certain packaging themes appeal to certain market segments. Here are essential themes of multisensory packaging that designers should explore.

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Multisensory Packaging Design: Individual differences among consumers

Consumers have a need for touch the same way retailers have a need to sell products. But it's a mistake to assume all consumers respond the same way to the same stimuli. Every individual coexists with thousands of marketing campaigns wrapped in packaging techniques trying to get their attention. Here are important points for designers to consider about multisensory perceptions among consumers when crafting a new package.

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Multisensory Packaging Design: Combining Various Aspects

Consumers base buying decisions on what their senses, memories and emotions tell them. That's why packaging design should provide multisensory stimuli congruent with brand themes that connect with followers. Here are ways designers can apply knowledge about multisensory processes to packaging designs.

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