STACEY, P.K. and TETHER, B.S., 2015. Designing emotion-centred Product Service Systems: the case of a cancer care facility. Design Studies, 40, pp. 85-118.
Product Service Systems (PSS) designers are increasingly signaling the importance of emotion. However, emotion is yet to be theoretically and empirically studied in PSS design. This paper offers a conceptual model as well as an in-depth field study of the design of an emotion-centred PSS. While the
analysis is inductive, it draws on related concepts from structural appraisal theory and structuration theory to further conceptualise the findings. The notion
of ‘emotional chain reactions’ in the stimulation of user agency is put forward,
producing implications for PSS design theory and practice. For the latter we suggest an emotion-based blueprinting technique.
This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Design Studies and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2015.06.001