Designing for, with or within: 1st, 2nd and 3rd person points of view on designing for systems

O. Tomico Plasencia, V.O. Winthagen, M.M.G. van Heist

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Abstract

As society is constantly changing and crises emerge, opportunities to develop society arise. A series of technology developments are coming from the research field. But research needs to be brought into practice. Designers can go from a vision to the making. This article presents a journey between three points of view on systems design by means of three iterations from a project done on creating rural energy in India. It started with a design approach ‘from brief to production’, based on technological opportunities, followed by a co-design approach. Without success (approach one was lacking insightful values behind the project and the other did not stimulate ownership of the design challenge by the stakeholders), a third point of view combined research valorization and Base of the Pyramid (BoP) entrepreneurship into design action. Reflections on outcome helped to analyze the multiple roles; the designer had to become the system and being it, enable stakeholders to build around it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordiCHI '12 Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages180-188
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1482-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event7th Nordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 Aug 201210 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference7th Nordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction: Making Sense Through Design
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period6/08/1210/08/12

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