A Methodological Model for Life-Based Design

Jaana Leikas (Corresponding Author), Pertti Saariluoma, Juhani Heinilä, Mari Ylikauppila

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Abstract

Technology should exist for bringing added value to people's life, thus improving its quality. Technology design, therefore, ought to consider human-technology interaction (HTI) in a much larger context than that of technology use. Comprehension of people's lives should be the real starting point of the design. In addition, we need to have well-grounded design methods and tools, which can make good use of our investigations of life and apply this knowledge to the design work. Life-Based Design (LBD) is a multi-dimensional and holistic approach, which integrates HTI design issues with the concepts in human life sciences and calls attention to a careful analysis of people's forms of life. This paper outlines a methodological model for Life-Based Design. The model has four main phases: form-of-life analysis, concept design, fit-for-life design and innovation design. It covers the main steps in designing concepts, which can be used in technical design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-136
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Review of Social Sciences and Humanities
Volume4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • concept design
  • innovation
  • interaction design
  • human-centred design
  • life-based design

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A Methodological Model for Life-Based Design. / Leikas, Jaana (Corresponding Author); Saariluoma, Pertti; Heinilä, Juhani; Ylikauppila, Mari.

In: International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2013, p. 118-136.

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