Empowering Users through Design: Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services (by David Bihanic)


Author(s): David Bihanic

Publisher: Springer
Publish date: 2015-01-12
ISBN-10: 331913017X
ISBN-13: 9783319130170
Language: English
Description:
At the crossroads of various disciplines, this collective work
examines the possibility of a new end-user “engagement” in
ongoing digital/technological products and services development.
It provides an overview of recent research specifically focused
on the user’s democratic participation and empowerment. It also
enables readers to better identify the main opportunities of
participatory design, a concept which encourages the blurring of
the role between user and designer. This allows people to escape
their status as “end-user” and to elevate themselves to the level
of creator.
This book explores new avenues for… more…

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