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Data Design for Wellness and Sustainability

By Flavio Montagner, Barbara Stabellini, Andrea Di Salvo, Paolo Marco Tamborrini, Alessandro Marcengo and Marina Geymonat


The paper describes the design-centered methodology and the design guidelines that guided the research and the development phase within the collaboration between the Architecture and Design Department of the Polytechnic of Turin and the Research Lab of TIM. The research wants to investigate how to expand boundaries of the wearable devices through the work of an interdisciplinary team and following the systemic design approach, a methodology that focuses on relations. Starting from an holistic diagnosis and the analysis of trends, the team defines six personas, useful to write down essential guidelines and the two new concept. According to behaviours, habits and requirements, these concepts put human at the center of the whole process and the design gives a particular attention to the sustainability. In this perspective sustainability is defined as the creation of positive relations among people, able to generate and encourage the development of well-being conditions with results on the community as a whole

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2017
DOI identifier: 10.1007/978-3-319-58700-4_46
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