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Convivial design toolbox : generative research for the front end of design

Author: Liz Sanders; Pieter Jan Stappers
Publisher: Amsterdam : BIS, 2012.
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Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process in order to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future. The book introduces an emerging domain of design that is of immense interest today not only to the academic design research community but also to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centred  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Sanders; Pieter Jan Stappers
ISBN: 9789063692841 9063692846
OCLC Number: 826826275
Description: 310 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Basics --
Introduction to part one --
ch. 1 Introduction --
Overview of chapter one --
Who is creative? --
Why are people expressing a need for creativity now? --
Business and design are changing --
The landscape of design research --
Positioning this book on the design research map --
The design process is changing --
People's roles in the design process are changing --
Collective creativity and co-creation --
How and where is co-creation taking place? --
Related approaches in co-creative design --
Where this book is focused --
ch. 2 Thinking About Creativity --
Overview of chapter two --
What is creativity? --
A framework for individual creativity --
Social or collective creativity --
Moving on --
ch. 3 How It Works: Generative Tools And Techniques --
Overview of chapter three --
An infinite set of tools and techniques --
Say, do, and make tools and techniques --
Ingredients of make toolkits --
Types of make toolkits. Contents note continued: Applying the make toolkits --
Say, do, make and the path of expression --
pt. 2 Complete Cases From Practice --
Introduction to part two --
ch. 4 Four Cases --
A student group exercise: the experiences of train commuters --
A student project: communication needs of elderly people --
Intermediate consultancy practice: new healthcare services --
A large international project: family leisure time --
Rounding off this chapter --
pt. 3 How To --
Introduction to part three --
ch. 5 Making The Plan --
Introduction --
Time and timelines --
Deliverables --
Finances --
Varieties in projects and plans --
Learning about making the plan --
ch. 6 Gathering Data In The Field --
Introduction --
Starting up --
Participants --
Working towards the sessions --
Conducting the interviews or group sessions --
ch. 7 Analysis: What To Do With What You Got --
Introduction --
The challenges of dealing with qualitative data --
Capturing: storing, ordering, and labeling. Contents note continued: The aims of analysis --
Moving from research toward design --
Choosing a path --
ch. 8 Communication --
Introduction --
What is the purpose of communicotion? --
Presentation and participation --
Three approaches to communication --
Tools for communicating --
Relationships between approaches to analysis and communication --
Final thoughts --
ch. 9 Conceptualization --
Introduction --
Conceptualization is on the other side of the analysis space --
What is conceptualization for? --
Playing in the design opportunity space --
The big picture --
ch. 10 Bridging --
Introduction --
Where are the gaps? --
Where and when does bridging happen? --
Who is bridging the gaps? --
What are the ways we can bridge the gaps? --
Transformation and cultural change --
So what does the generative design research process really look like? --
Epilogue --
Introduction --
The starting situation --
Today --
The future.
Responsibility: Elizabeth B.-N. Sanders & Pieter Jan Stappers.

Abstract:

Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process in order to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future. The book introduces an emerging domain of design that is of immense interest today not only to the academic design research community but also to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centred products, systems, services, and environments. There are no other books with this focus and coverage currently available.

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