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A taxonomy of users’ active design engagement in the 21st century
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design, Espoo, Finland.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7417-0745
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design, Espoo, Finland.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Department of Design, Espoo, Finland.
2020 (English)In: Design Studies, ISSN 0142-694X, E-ISSN 1872-6909, Vol. 67, p. 27-54Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

People not only purchase and use products and services, but creatively appropriate, hack, redesign and even innovate in them. Typologies of active use have emerged in various disciplines, remaining piecemeal even if complementary. Together they produce a blurry depiction of active design engagement, despite active use being pivotal to many emerging design approaches. To remedy this, we synthesize a taxonomy of different aspects of active use and design engagement. Use as-is, active use, locally new designs and globally new innovations mark different intensities of engagement. These can concern the material form of design, new uses, new meanings, adjustment to local settings, or the collective endeavours to shape communities and organizations, ideologies and imaginaries, and global platforms that facilitate active use. 

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Elsevier, 2020. Vol. 67, p. 27-54
Keywords [en]
user participation, innovation, collaborative design, human factors, active use
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Design
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design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194422DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2019.11.008ISI: 000518877100002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85076998638OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-194422DiVA, id: diva2:1656152
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Academy of Finland, 289520Available from: 2022-05-04 Created: 2022-05-04 Last updated: 2022-05-05Bibliographically approved

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