What is an 'iconic design'?

Mind map on what makes an iconic design with examples and definitions

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  • Created by: Sian
  • Created on: 25-05-13 17:37
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  • What is 'Iconic Design'?
    • Recognition
      • Through branding
      • USP
    • Design Provenance
      • An item or product with historical pedigree. This can be tracked back through time to the original designer
    • Tendency to re-emerge in future
      • Have an influence on current design
        • The modern day mini cooper has also had influence through its colour and overall aesthetics with companies such as Citroen and Skoda opting for much more customisable paint-work
      • For example: Mini Cooper
        • The aesthetics for the 1959 model were tangible for its age and easily discernible from other motors on the market
    • Market Push & Pull
      • Designers often push the market
        • MARKET PUSH- Designers driving design forward to be innovative
          • Breville Toaster
      • Consumers Pull the market
        • MARKET PULL- Driving a design compared to what a consumer wants or needs
        • the 1959 Mini Cooper  was influenced by market pull to reduce the size of the car  and create a transverse engine as consumers needed something smaller to run. This was due to post-war petrol prices spiralling
    • Desirability
      • Appeals to a large market through the meeting of its specification and criteria (identified through market push and pull factors)
  • Desirability
    • Appeals to a large market through the meeting of its specification and criteria (identified through market push and pull factors)
  • For example: Faberge Eggs
    • An item or product with historical pedigree. This can be tracked back through time to the original designer

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