The Designer as Facilitator: Actively Involvement of End-users in the Design Process

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This is a report from an on-going research project within design research. The project involves a collaborative partner from the textile industry working with fabrics for upholstery. The author - herself a textile designer, is affiliated with the design unit in the company and the project has a very strong relation to design practice. Focusing on so-called emotional values the project investigates how stakeholders and end-users can actively contribute to the design process. Even though that the collaborating company has an in-house design unit responsible for certain emotional as well as functional aspects in the development process it is a highly technical and functional trade. It is therefore assumed that there is a ‘sleeping' potential which can be released investigating emotional values.
TitelProceedings of the XX ISPIM Conference
RedaktørerK.R.E. Huizingh, M. Torkelli, S. Conn, I. Bitran
Antal sider7
ForlagLappeenranta University of Technology Press
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-952-214-767-7
StatusUdgivet - 2009
Udgivet eksterntJa


  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Design games
  • Design process
  • Design research
  • Emotional values
  • Exploratory approach
  • Sensuous qualities
  • Textile design