Design for subjective wellbeing: towards a design framework for constructing narrative

Jordan, Patrick, Bardill, Andy, Herd, Kate and Grimaldi, Silvia (2017) Design for subjective wellbeing: towards a design framework for constructing narrative. In: Design for Next 12th EAD Conference, 12-14 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

We explore the role that interaction with products and services can play in the narratives that we develop about ourselves. We propose a four-level model, which seeks to explain this and use it as the basis for analyzing eight immersion studies. In each, we investigate the role that products and services play in shaping narratives, which in turn reflect our self-identity. We also look at archetypes – the various ideals that we can have about ourselves – and at how the alignment of narratives with these enhances our wellbeing. The model offers the potential to link narrative to design features and to identify new market opportunities. However, we recognize there may be challenges in enabling people to articulate narrative and identify their ideal archetype.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published as: Patrick W. Jordan, Andy Bardill, Kate Herd & Silvia Grimaldi (2017) Design for Subjective Wellbeing: Towards a Design Framework for Constructing Narrative, The Design Journal, 20:sup1, S4292-S4306, DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352926
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
Item ID: 23743
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Depositing User: Andy Bardill
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2018 11:43
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 17:02
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23743

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