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Design for Wellbeing
Luleå University of Technology. (Product Development Research Lab)
Luleå University of Technology. (Product Development Research Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9662-4576
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2005 (English)Conference 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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Melbourne, Australia, 2005.
Keyword [en]
Design for wellbeing, product innovation, collaborative design, design education, global teamwork
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Other Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11298OAI: diva2:889501
Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED'05
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