The use of email communication, mobile phones and cars has had wide-ranging social consequences. What is more, designers are plainly not always aware of all social consequences of technology, despite practicing user-centred design. Modern technology creates possibilities to influence social behaviour. Once a designer aims at defined social changes, the consequences of technology for practices become a responsibility, too. The present research is aimed at providing tools and methods to anticipate social consequences at an earlier stage of the design process.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||11 Sep 2013|
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 2013|