Bernabei, R and Power, J, Personalisation from a design practice perspective, Product Lifetimes And The Environment 2017 - Conference Proceedings, 08-10 November 2017, Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 37-40. ISBN 9781614998198 (2017) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]
The authors’ propose that the user-completion framework operates at the intersection between mass-customisation and craft. The skills and knowledge sets associated with masscustomisation and craft, presents challenges and opportunities for both the designer and user. The user-completion framework enables users to personalise the end product and therefore requires designers to shift their conceptual approach, by handing-over more design control to the users. It is hoped that by doing so, and by engaging the user in the product’s completion, a stronger emotional bond will be generated between the user and the final product. This design process also anticipates an added value and a longer life cycle for the product.
The ‘user-completion’ framework proposed by the authors will be outlined, and supported with the three case study examples of work. Through these case studies the value of users being involved in the design process is explored, as is their engagement with craft and their perceived emotional value of the resulting products.
|Item Type:||Non Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||personalisation, user-completion, craft, mass customisation, product|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Group:||Design Practice and Management|
|Research Field:||Industrial Design|
|Objective Group:||Other Manufacturing|
|Author:||Power, J (Dr Jacqueline Power)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture and Design|
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