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I have 2 product designs for the plastic enclosure of a cyber-security device that protects your smart home devices from hackers.

Users interact with the device with an app and the typical product world is a living room cabinet or desk.

Which of these two designs better conveys security and protection? Which one would you rather own?

  1. Round

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  1. Wave

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closed as off-topic by WELZ, Ovaryraptor, Ryan Sep 5 '18 at 0:25

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    @GerardFalla - personal tastes/views are strange things and are often culture based - a fascinating subject. My first thoughts were why is one shaped like a bowling ball (as in lawn bowling - not the ten-pin variety), and why does the other look like an upturned baby's potty. – Billy Kerr Sep 4 '18 at 18:33
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    @GerardFalla I'm Scottish (living in Scotland) - granite/stone buildings with slate roofs are well known here too. Perhaps it's just my mind that's in the gutter ;) I just can't unsee it now. – Billy Kerr Sep 4 '18 at 18:59
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    @test_pilot11 I've edited the title to reflect the changes made. I'm still unsure this is a good fit because of the strong industrial design orientation of it (vs. graphic design) but at this point I'll let the community decide of the fate of your question :) – Emilie Sep 4 '18 at 19:24
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is not a question about graphic design, but rather an industrial/ product design question. – WELZ Sep 4 '18 at 20:09
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    To throw in my two cents........ My first thought without reading the text was that they either look like Apple TV and Roku competitors or like unnecessarily fancy smoke alarms. – Joonas Sep 4 '18 at 22:15
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The BW photos give some room to imagination. I try to think these colored and placed to some environment equally. The following scenes popped out in 2 seconds:

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Of course this only reflects my opinion, the dark one feels more secure.

  • I think your comment is spot on, who cares if it's design or industrial design, the question is discussing design principles that many people will find useful. Thanks for taking the time to visualize and share your first reaction when you saw the product, that was really helpful. – test_pilot11 Sep 5 '18 at 8:46
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    @test_pilot11 Well, our on-topic definition cares :) – Vincent Sep 5 '18 at 9:33

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