Using scenarios to explore the social aspects of design led innovations

Chamorro-Koc, Marianella, Adkins, Barbara A., & Bucolo, Sam (2012) Using scenarios to explore the social aspects of design led innovations. In Villela, Andrés (Ed.) Projecting Design 2012: Global Design Bridge, DUOC, Santiago, Chile, pp. 186-191.

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Emerging technologies have redefined the way people go about everyday life. An increasing array of online and on-the-go solutions supporting remote work, entertainment on demand, information sharing, social communication, telehealth and beyond, are now available at the touch of a screen. This paper discusses concept of scenarios as a design tool that can be successfully employed by organisations as an innovative design led approach to: (i) understand people’s everyday practices in current social contexts in order to identify opportunities and emerging markets, and (ii) reveal stakeholder relationships existing in the provision of services within current everyday practices. To illustrate this approach, two case studies will be presented: the first focusing on a real industry project exploring opportunities for the development of future health care services, the second focusing on people’s access to services as part of a transport journey experience. This paper aims to demonstrate the use of scenarios as part of a design led innovation approach to understand the social aspects and their complexities of new designs in an increasing everyday technological driven context.

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ID Code: 56046
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Scenarios, Experiential journeys, Design-led innovations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2013 07:49
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2013 02:58

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