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Design for Wellbeing: Innovations for People
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
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2005 (English)In: 15th International Conference on Engineering Design - ICED 05: 15 - 28 August 2005 / [ed] Andrew Samuel; William Lewis, Batyon: Institution of Engineers, Australia , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is a growing need for engineering designers to engage in creative activities that result in innovative products and technologies for the benefit of society. However, from an engineering perspective, issues of ‘life quality’ are currently heavily under-prioritized, particularly with regard to people with disabilities. This paper argues that both needs and solutions are now part of the designer’s responsibility, and that it is crucial to make a qualitative assessment of both the potential market impact and the ‘quality of life’ improvements afforded by innovations. Design for Wellbeing offers a perspective on life quality that goes beyond the traditional scope of assistive technology in that it aims to help people make a transformation from an actual state of being to a desired state of being – regardless of ability level.

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Batyon: Institution of Engineers, Australia , 2005.
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Functional Product Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39550Local ID: e5bd01c0-7a16-11db-8824-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1013064
International Conference on Engineering Design : 15/08/2005 - 18/08/2005
NeedInn - Behovsdriven produktutveckling inom e-hälsa
Godkänd; 2005; 20061121 (tobias)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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