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Identity Tool Kit
University of Kalmar, School of Communication and Design. (Henriette Koblanck)
2009 (English)In: Engaging artefacts: 30 August - 1 September, Third Nordic Design Research Conference , Oslo 2009 / [ed] Tone Bratteteig, Birger Sevaldson, Oslo: AHO , 2009, 34- p.Conference paper (Refereed) [Artistic work]
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This paper is an explorative paper aiming at presenting the development of a novel and comprehensive method to create a more inclusive and easily accessible design method applicable to a wide array of design projects, academic and professional. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the “Identity Tool Kit” (ITK) - a method aimed at assisting designers and clients in the creation of visual platforms and identities in relation to product and service development. The formulation of the method began 10 years ago and it has been employed by approximately 600 university students within several disciplines and in numerous projects outside of academia. Based on project evaluations, 90 % of the participants found the method very useful. Many students have continued to use the method as they have embarked on a professional career within the field of design. The Identity Tool Kit has proven to achieve set goals within different areas of design and in relation of different types of design processes. Crucially, the Identity Tool Kit is more than just a design method since it has extensive management implications. The case studies here presented reveal how the method was used in the region of Kalmar, Sweden. These particular examples are picked because of the nature of the project; the wide array of people’s background and it illustrates how the method supports the participation of all stakeholders in design processes.

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Oslo: AHO , 2009. 34- p.
, Nordic Design Research Conference, 3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-23480ISBN: 978-82-547-0228-4OAI: diva2:588319
The 3rd Nordic Design Research conference, NORDES 2009, "‘Engaging Artifacts’", School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, August 30 and September 1, 2009.
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