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

Jordan, Patrick W., Bardill, Andy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2451-3260, Herd, Kate ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0019-1340 and Grimaldi, Silvia (2017) Design for subjective wellbeing: towards a design framework for constructing narrative. The Design Journal, 20:sup1: Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, edited by Loredana Di Lucchio, Lorenzo Imbesi, Paul Atkinson. In: Design for Next: 12th European Academy of Design Conference, 12-14 Apr 2017, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9781138090231. ISSN 1460-6925 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352926)

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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
Keywords (uncontrolled): Narrative, Happiness, Archetype, Immersive Study, Design
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: 14 Nov 2019 19:44
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23743

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