Understanding the Influence of the Co-Design Process on Well-Being
2016 (English)In: Service Design Geographies: Proceedings of the ServDes2016 Conference / [ed] Nicola Morelli, Amalia de Götzen and Francesco Grani, 2016, 390-402 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this paper is to explicitly link co-design to well-being and expand the conversation about the influence of the co-design process on well-being. This paper highlights considerations for co-design researchers and practitioners interested in enhancing the value created through co-design. The authors draw from discussions in transformative service research (TSR) to better understand how co-design influences well-being. Co-design is defined as a process of joint inquiry and imagination where diverse actors share and combine their knowledge. Based on the broad definition of service set out in service- dominant logic (SDL), the authors take the position that co-design is a form of service and therefore stress the relevance of TSR to co-design. The paper identifies six dimensions of well-being discussed in TSR that extend and highlight gaps in co-design literature related to the influence of the co-design process on well-being. The authors suggest that these dimensions become a component of future evaluations of the co-design process and point to opportunities for further research related to how co-design influences well-being and supports transformation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 390-402 p.
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, ISSN 1650-3686 ; 125
co-design, well-being, transformation, transformative service research, service design, service-dominant logic
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5559ISBN: 978-91-7685-738-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5559DiVA: diva2:933701
ServDes2016, 24-16 May 2016, Copenhagen