Today, a number of design elements are used in order to attract the attention of consumers who encounter the countless products of hundreds of brands offered for sale on the shelves of the market every day and to motivate them to buy. These are, for example; It can consist of colors that can instantly convey the taste, aroma, prestige, and quality of the product to the consumer visually, illustrations that support naturalness and freshness, and kraft packaging materials that emphasize the health of the product. The aim of this study is sensory marketing, perception process, consumer preferences, and to convey information about the intervention of some graphic design elements to purchasing behavior and to give information about the application strategies on packaging design. In the research, the design elements used in food packaging and their possible effects on the consumer decisions were examined using a mixed-method over four different tea packages. From both the information obtained from the studies in the literature and the examined packaging designs; It is observed that many design strategies are used beyond the expectations of consumers, that will attract their attention, awaken their perception of quality, provide confidence to them and affect their purchasing decisions. The impact of these on consumers' purchasing decisions and the transfer of their user experiences to the relevant sector demonstrate the importance of this study. The research is expected to contribute to the relevant literature by bringing a different perspective to the design and marketing sectors.
Keywords: consumer choice, graphic design, marketing, packaging design, sensory marketing