International Journal of Design

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, April

Everyday Design as a Design Resource
IntroductionMany people believe that design skills belong only to designers possessing exclusive knowledge honed at art/design schools. However, several scholars have stated that designing is a fundamental process for most creative work. For example,...
Evocative Balance: Designing for Interactional Empowerment
IntroductionCamilla is a 42-year-old single woman living in a suburb of Stockholm from where she commutes to her work in the city centre. She has recently separated from her husband, a life-changing event, causing practical problems as well as emotional...
Kitchen Living in Later Life: Exploring Ergonomic Problems, Coping Strategies and Design Solutions
IntroductionThe kitchen environment needs to be both comfortable and usable if it is to support independent living for older people. The Transitions in Kitchen Living (TiKL) study presented here, was a project within the UK Research Council's New Dynamics...
Materializing Movement-Designing for Movement-Based Digital Interaction
Andrew Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Design Research at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). He has a BA in English and Law, BA(Hons) and MA in English, MSc in Applied Linguistics and PhD in Media Studies. He has published widely...
Package Design: Colour Harmony and Consumer Expectations
IntroductionBackgroundColour plays an important role in design. It is a trigger to arouse viewers' emotions and a carrier that designers use to deliver information. Colours that are viewed together and produce pleasing affective responses are considered...
Pragmatism and Design Thinking
Introduction"Even on a cursory inspection, just what design thinking is supposed to be is not well understood, either by the public or those who claim to practice it" (Kimbell, 2011, p. 286).The concept of design thinking has been the center of much...
Uprooting Products of the Networked City
IntroductionCulturally Connected DevicesToday an increasing number of everyday domestic products are being fitted with WiFi connections and are becoming a part of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT). Used by research initiatives, industry and design...
What Drivers Really Want: Investigating Dimensions in Automobile User Needs
IntroductionDuring the last decades digital artifacts have changed our ways of living and interacting with products. Computers and smartphones support numerous frequent activities, and are now an inherent part of everyday life. Similarly, the technology...
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