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Design for wellbeing: innovations for people
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Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
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2005 (English)In: Human Centered Design: Maruzen for 10th anniversary of the Kanto Branch, Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005Chapter in book (Other academic)
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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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Functional Product Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20575Local ID: 6162bc50-8919-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:993619
NeedInn - Behovsdriven produktutveckling inom e-hälsa
Godkänd; 2005; Bibliografisk uppgift: Maruzen for 10th anniversary of the Kanto Branch, Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers. (Available in Japanese); 20061121 (tobias)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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