Empower me : social innovation design for homeless families : collective design creativity

Melles, Gavin & Howard, Zaana (2012) Empower me : social innovation design for homeless families : collective design creativity. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, The Design Society, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 125-132.

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Design Creativity has largely been explored as an individual expression of design cognition rather than as the collective manifestation of interaction in context. Recent approaches to design with an emphasis on co-design suggest that the problem-solution space co-evolves through social interaction. Socially Responsive Design for Social Innovation constitutes the most recent and perhaps the most promising domain of application for design thinking practices that emphasize collaborative innovation. In this paper, we describe the ideation of a service design solution for homeless families (Em.power.me), developed through consultation with a range of stakeholders over a three month period. This service design innovation aimed to visualise how such a service would operate and identify the potential benefits for all stakeholders. We focus here on the phases leading to the ideation of the service design.

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ID Code: 61298
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: design thinking, social innovation, homelessness, socially responsive design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2013 23:30
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 09:51

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