Fit-for-life of future emerging technology

Jaana Leikas, Pertti Saariluoma

    Research output: Contribution to journalOther journal contributionScientific


    To ensure that products and services fit in with people's goals, it is imperative to ask why people would adopt and use a certain technology in their lives. An analysis of people's lives, personal characteristics, and living conditions is necessary to answering this question. In addition, clear conceptualisations and methodological models are required in order to describe how such knowledge of technology design processes might be applied. A model for a multi-dimensional and holistic Life-Based Design (LBD) is introduced on these grounds. This approach emphasises analysis of the role of technology in human life, that is, facts and values related to forms of life, as a basis for the creation of design ideas and for concept design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number242
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine
    Event9th World Conference of Gerontechnology, ISG 2014 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
    Duration: 18 Jun 201421 Jun 2014


    • life-based design
    • co-design
    • ethical design


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