Diffract me! – using a skills-based approach in design practice

J.P.A. Peeters, C.D. Kuenen, A. Trotto, C.C.M. Hummels

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

192 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The potential of skills in design is intriguing; as skills open up new perceptions of the world they allow meaning to arise as we engage with the world. Several skills-based techniques that leverage this potential have been developed, and integrated into the Designing in Skills framework. The framework builds on personal engagement of designers in their practice, and promotes them to take a first-person perspective, enabling designs to be enriched with meaning. In this paper, we present the most recent workshop based on this approach, which specifically focuses on employing the Designing in Skills framework as a starting point and catalyst for design practice. We briefly introduce the Designing in Skills framework and present the DiffractMe! project in which we built on this approach to explore its potential for design practice. We conclude with reflections on the process and result by the involved designers. These reflections offer insights into the value of this approach for enriching interactive design with experiential qualities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering & Emotion Research, International Conference, Linkoping, Sweden, June 11-13, 2014
EditorsS. Schütte, P. Levy
Place of PublicationLinköping, Sweden
PublisherLinköping University Electronic Press
Pages313-328
ISBN (Print)978-91-7519-276-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2014) - Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 11 Jun 201413 Jun 2014
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER 2014)
Abbreviated titleKEER 2014
CountrySweden
CityLinköping
Period11/06/1413/06/14
OtherInternational Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research (KEER2014)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Diffract me! – using a skills-based approach in design practice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Peeters, J. P. A., Kuenen, C. D., Trotto, A., & Hummels, C. C. M. (2014). Diffract me! – using a skills-based approach in design practice. In S. Schütte, & P. Levy (Eds.), KEER2014. Proceedings of the 5th Kanesi Engineering & Emotion Research, International Conference, Linkoping, Sweden, June 11-13, 2014 (pp. 313-328). Linköping University Electronic Press.