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Title: A design framework to build sustainable societies: using happiness as leverage
Authors: Escobar-Tello, M. Carolina
Keywords: Design for happiness
Sustainable lifestyles
Designer as facilitator
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group (© the author)
Citation: ESCOBAR-TELLO, M.C., 2016. A design framework to build sustainable societies: using happiness as leverage. The Design Journal, 19 (1), pp.93-115
Abstract: Increasingly, design is being forced to re-examine the role it plays in the happiness of people and the sustainability of society. This paper proposes the ‘Design for Happiness’ Framework as an approach to address this and it is illustrated through a design study. The design methods, process and characteristics of products and services capable of contributing in a positive and holistic way to these issues are discussed. The findings demonstrate that the framework encourages the reinterpretation of the relationship between products, services, and users; approaching design from a new perspective where the characteristics of what is meaningful for people sits at its core. The results are innovative systemic designs with high potential to contribute to happier sustainable societies.
Description: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. Permission is granted subject to the terms of the License under which the work was published. Please check the License conditions for the work which you wish to reuse. Full and appropriate attribution must be given. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2016.1109206
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18618
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2016.1109206
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