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Title: Social sustainability in design: moving the discussions forward
Authors: McMahon, Muireann
Bhamra, T.A.
Keywords: Sustainable design
Design research
Design education
Design theory
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: MCMAHON, M. and BHAMRA, T.A., 2016. Social Sustainability in Design: Moving the discussions forward. Design Journal, 18(3), pp.367-391.
Abstract: This paper describes a Delphi Study conducted to begin filling the definitional deficits that exist in the discussions around social sustainability in design. The results from three rounds of the study opened a rich and multi-layered debate amongst a panel of experts from across the spectrum of design and sustainability. The paper opens by establishing a contextual background for the study and then follows with the delivery of the Delphi Study rounds and outcomes produced by the productive back and forth dialogue between researcher and experts. In conclusion, the paper presents a ‘living’ construct for social sustainability in design, as well as a framework of practical competencies designers should demonstrate to move the discussion in a more pragmatic direction.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Design Journal on 06 Oct 2015, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2015.1059604
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2015.1059604
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18883
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2015.1059604
ISSN: 1756-3062
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