Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Banner
Papers

DESIGN FOR CONTENTED LIFE: A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK

DESIGN FOR CONTENTED LIFE: A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK

Year: 2015

Section: Design for Life

Editor: Christian Weber, Stephan Husung, Gaetano Cascini, Marco Cantamessa, Dorian Marjanovic, Monica Bordegoni

Author: Ashour, Ayman Fathy

Series: ICED

Institution: University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Section: Design for Life

Pages: 585-594

ISBN: 978-1-904670-64-3

ISSN: 2220-4334

Abstract

This paper addresses design contribution to the happiness of individuals leading to a contented life. A framework for design for contented life is introduced. It includes four main components: engaging, pleasure, personal fulfilment and belongingness. Each represents an ingredient of design for happiness. We suggest that design that includes these ingredients is design that promotes contented life. The intention to support human life is the explicit, central design objective of design for contented life. The need for contemporary design for contented life approach arises. Some research challenges are presented to indicate directions for more research. In light of the framework, these research directions should serve as inspiration for designers and design researchers in their work towards design for contented life.

Keywords: Design For Contented Life, Design Methods, Design Contented Life Framework

Buy NowBuy Now

Member price: 0.00 GBP (Join Now)
Full price: 3.00 GBP

Shopping Cart
ds conferenceICED15 The 20th International Conference on Engineering Design 27-31st July 2015

The registration for ICED15 is open. The theme of the conference is DESIGN FOR LIFE - Design for Contended Life, Design for healthy Life, Design for Sustainable Life For Full conference information about this important Design Society event go to http://iced2015.org/ See you in Milan!...

Read More

Join Now!

Join our welcoming International Design Community.

Read about the many benefits of becoming and remaining a member.

Full, Associate, Departmental and Institutional Membership available.

Complete this application form to join now.

Keywords
Design Science Journal