Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Design Creativity (ICDC 2020)

Year: 2020
Editor: Boujut, Jean-François ; Cascini, Gaetano ; Ahmed-Kristensen, Saeema ; Georgiev, Georgi V. ; Iivari, Netta
Author: den Haan, Marjolein C. (1); Brankaert, Rens (1,2); Lu, Yuan (1)
Series: ICDC
Institution: 1: Department Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; 2: Institute of Allied Health Professions, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Page(s): 279-286
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Personalisation in design is desired to address the uniqueness of people, and the design for one process is suitable to achieve this. However, more research is needed on people’s experience with such a process to learn from it and improve it. We describe and examine the design for one processes of three different design cases, where young design researchers co-design with older adults to create personal designs. We found that the process is beneficial to interpret results better. However, the workload needs to be considered, and we can potentially extend further in personalizing the process by defining the users’ creative strengths beforehand. Furthermore, we discuss applying this design for one process with other target groups and discuss the value of the unique findings of each particular case. Hereby, we contribute to how to execute and evaluate the design for one process and further enhance it for application in sensitive settings.

Keywords: design for one, co-design, personalisation


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