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Title: Alternative pathways to understanding and designing for happiness in the home
Authors: Corrigan Doyle, Emily
Escobar-Tello, M. Carolina
Lo, Kathy Pui Ying
Keywords: Designing for happiness
Home
Creative methods
Art therapy techniques
Service design tools
Complex system
Long -term happiness
Photo elicitation
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © The Authors. Published by Iterations
Citation: CORRIGAN DOYLE, E., ESCOBAR-TELLO, M.C. and LO, K.P.Y., 2016. Alternative pathways to understanding and designing for happiness in the home. Ireland, Iterations, 04, pp.16-23.
Abstract: This article considers the value of making long-term happiness a key priority in designing for the home and how creative methods, art therapy techniques in particular, can be fundamental in this process. It presents different approaches for investigating home happiness by offering an overview of happiness, design and home literature informing the research process, and techniques employed so far. Accordingly, photo elicitation and art therapy techniques are used at different stages of the research to investigate home happiness and locate design directions. This article therefore discusses how these approaches could assist designers in the creation of happy home design interventions, including commercial products, product-service-systems and/or public/community services, and, through this, potentially lead to happier future homes and more sustainable lifestyles.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Iterations under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23615
Publisher Link: http://iterations.ie/
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