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Empowering Users through Design

Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services

Editors: Bihanic, David (Ed.)

  • Examines the possibility of a new end-user “engagement” in ongoing digital/technological products and services development
  • Employs a cross-disciplinary research approach to explore new user roles and status
  • Analyzes recent initiatives leading to user empowerment to enable people to escape their status as “end-user/customer”
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About this book

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 rethinking the processes and practices of corporate innovation in order to cope with current socio-economic and technological changes. In so doing, it aims to help companies renew industrial models that allow them to design and produce new ranges of technological products and services by giving the user an active role in the development process, far beyond the basic role of consumer.

Intended for designers, design researchers and scientists interested in innovation and technology management, this book also provides a valuable resource for professionals involved in technology-based innovation processes.

About the authors

Designer and founder of the FXDESIGNSTUDIO digital design agency, and also Associate Professor at the University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambresis (FRANCE), Dr. David Bihanic is of the rising generation of design professionals for whom originality refers specifically to their (learning and professional) transversal path. Dr. D. Bihanic is presently Head of the Master’s degree in Digital Design and Vice-Director of the laboratory CALHISTE (Culture, Arts/Design, Literature, History of Societies and Foreign Territories).

Dr. D. Bihanic examines the new paradigms of information visualization and manipulation of large and complex rich databases – it deals with recent design attempts in order to present multi-dimensional data graphically by mapping data and properties to different visual shapes, colors, and positions (e.g. experimental works which investigate novel ways of exploring information).

Dr. D. Bihanic have been working as information designer at Thomson France R&D center. Through this experience, he received the expert status for his studies of systems dealing with the handling and processing of media covered information. Today, his research is mainly on data design, data visualization aesthetics, and creative informatics. His work spans the whole spectrum, from theory to implementation techniques and applications. Author of several papers relating to the new stakes of design, Dr D. Bihanic takes an active part in the evolution and transformations occurring in this field.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Form Follows Practice

    Bihanic, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Who Designs?

    Vardouli, Theodora

    Pages 13-41

  • User’s Continuity in Design Continuous Innovation

    Celaschi, Flaviano

    Pages 43-57

  • Towards User Involvement in Envisioning Practices

    Celi, Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 59-78

  • Critical Design

    Gentès, Annie (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13018-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-13017-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 11, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34337-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empowering Users through Design
Book Subtitle
Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services
Editors
  • David Bihanic
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-13018-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-13018-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-13017-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34337-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 284
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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