What is the look and feel of the object? What is its style? Does it feel like Steampunk or Martha’s Vineyard? Does it sound like “heavy metal” or “natural escape”? Characteristics are what develop a design outcome’s character, informed by its style and composition.
Anything designed—a product, service, or system.
A design’s distinctive appearance.
Physical materials that comprise a designed outcome.
The size of physical products and the complexity of services and systems.
Because they are often tangible and real, object characteristics and be researched using methods like observations. Services and systems are often time-based so their characteristics are composed of processes.
What specific character qualities comprise this object/service/system?
References and sources that support the inclusion of this Aspects of Experiences for Design component.