The Research on Bei Jia Zi of Tujia Minority and its Influence on Modern Product Design
The artifact, which embodies the culture of the Tujia minority group at the Yangtze River basin, is the directest manifestation of Tujia people's idea of creating and designing tools. Bei Jia Zi is the very typical one of those artifacts. This article investigates the influence of traditional artifacts culture on the sustainable design of modern products, and concludes the crutial design elements affecting modern products from the develpmental trend of current ergonomics, based on the analysis of the emerging background, function and structure of Bei Jia Zi.
L.Y. Xie, M.N. James, Y.X. Zhao and W.X. Qian
L. J. Li et al., "The Research on Bei Jia Zi of Tujia Minority and its Influence on Modern Product Design", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 118-120, pp. 785-789, 2010