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Why, how and what might we design for wisdom?
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis argues that the solution to deal with today’s challenges is not to design more products, but to look for different ways of designing.

As designers we mostly design for ef ciency or practicality, while ignoring complex and deeply human topics such as wisdom. But how do we tackle such a complex beast?

After multiple design explorations, the realisation that the complexity and breadth of wisdom cannot easily be captured in a single consumer product, led to a strategy shift that doesn’t atten the topic into a single object.

Instead, to express an alternative way of designing, dealing with the complexity of wisdom, an imaginary design studio called “Design for Wisdom” was created.

Mimicking the strategy of design consultancies that have successfully advanced the design practice, the Design for Wisdom closely follows a set of their own design principles.

To demonstrate how to design for wisdom, the Design for Wisdom narrative was used to design three design ctions that exemplify how the design for wisdom principles might come to an expression in everyday products.

Finally, the principles and ctions were packed into a concise and actionable design handbook, increasing its potential impact. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
wisdom, design, constructive design research
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Design Human Computer Interaction Human Aspects of ICT
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-140364DiVA, id: diva2:1147686
Subject / course
Degree Project, Interaction Design
Educational program
Master's Programme in Interaction Design
Presentation
2017-05-15, Project Studio, UID, Umeå, 11:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-10-11 Created: 2017-10-06 Last updated: 2018-02-15Bibliographically approved

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