Situated design methods

Simonsen, J., Svabo, C., Strandvad, S. M., Hansen, O. E., Samson, K., & Hertzum, M. (2014). Situated design methods. MIT Press.

This book’s main argument is that every design is situated and done from an important position in society. The book further states features of participatory design that include design methods, interactions between design, designers, design methods and users. Design also draws insights from different disciplines such as health and culture. The book includes eighteen situated design methods with cases and analysis of projects such as urban spaces and environmental systems. It describes methods for defining and organizing a design project, organizing collaborative processes, creating aesthetic experiences, and incorporating sustainability into processes and projects. Some of the design methods presented in the book include problem- and project- based approach.

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