Kitchen electrical appliances design: Does it influence to the consumer lifestyle? / Mohd Hamidi Adha Mohd Amin and Mohamad Hariri Abdullah

Mohd Amin, Mohd Hamidi Adha and Abdullah, Mohamad Hariri (2011) Kitchen electrical appliances design: Does it influence to the consumer lifestyle? / Mohd Hamidi Adha Mohd Amin and Mohamad Hariri Abdullah. Voice of Academia (VOA), 11 (1). pp. 62-70. ISSN 2682-7840

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This paper discusses about the influences of kitchen electrical appliance
design toward consumer lifestyle. Kitchen electrical appliances are becoming more
important towards our daily activity at home. Moreover, it’s become a symbol of quality
of life in consumer lifestyle whereby the increasing of technology, function, and design
appearance makes it more and not just as for their functions. It has also played an
important role as a part of home interior decorations. This paper looks into on
how consumers make a decision in selecting kitchen electrical appliances. The
selection they made may reflect their lifestyle and their status in the community through
design appearance, variation of functions, choices of brands, and ranges of price.
Further to that, these appliances can improve their quality of life in term of assisting
them in the kitchen. The issue raised is that, there were many previous researches on
household electrical appliances regarding the context of consumer decision making, but the
studies regarding kitchen electrical appliances design toward consumer lifestyle
need to be further elaborated. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to investigate the
consumer decision making toward the kitchen electrical appliance, on how they
interpret the appearance of kitchen electrical appliance. In order to investigates, this
paper uses mixed methods which include quantitative for percentage and qualitative for
in-depth information. As a result, it can be concluded that, there are strong bonding and
influence factors between kitchen electrical appliances design, consumer lifestyle and
their finances. The fact that, the design was created not only to impress the consumer in
term of aesthetic alone but also to become their representation in the community.


Item Type: Article
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Mohd Amin, Mohd Hamidi Adha
Abdullah, Mohamad Hariri
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer behavior. Consumers' preferences. Consumer research. Including consumer profiling
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine design and drawing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Research Management Institute (RMI), UiTM Cawangan Kedah
Journal or Publication Title: Voice of Academia (VOA)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Voice of Academia (VOA)
ISSN: 2682-7840
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 62-70
Keywords: Appliances; Consumer; Decision Making; Household; Lifestyle; Kitchen
Date: 2011
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