Every product sold to consumers is put through a very detailed assessment to ensure that the product being created will serve a need or a want that many consumers have. This documentary takes viewers through the production process starting with the importance of a product's design concept. Basic principles that guide the aesthetic value of any product put on the market are discussed at length. It also includes a discussion about how a product's aesthetic principles are maximized in order to make a particular product as appealing to as many consumers as possible. The functional efficiency of products placed on the market is also discussed. The link between a product's functional efficiency and the way it is designed is another topic that this DVD delves into.
Other topics discussed in this documentary include the impact that manufacturing and disposing of products has on the environment. It gives an inside look at the ways in which planned obsolescence is used to create a plan to sell a particular product to consumers. The documentary gives viewers a glimpse of the ways in which manufacturers strike just the right balance between the amount of time a product is meant to last and how durable and high quality the product is when it becomes available to consumer.
More than just a DVD documentary the purchase of this item also gives consumers access to resources on the Internet in which they can learn more about the subject matter presented. These resources can simply be viewed online or printed out, giving consumers free access to information.