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  • Design Research for Our Future Selves (Royal College of Art Research Papers, Vol 1, No 2, 1993/4)

Coleman, Roger, 1994, Monograph, Design Research for Our Future Selves (Royal College of Art Research Papers, Vol 1, No 2, 1993/4) Other. Royal College of Art, London.

Abstract or Description:

As technology increasingly plays a role in improving the lives of an aging population, this paper argues that it is the role of the creative disciplines to humanise technological developments. Roger Coleman describes how the establishment of DesignAge at the Royal College of Art led to an approach which unified different fields of study: gerontology, art and design, market research, sociology, ergonomics and others. The author provides examples of cross-disciplinary projects with a ‘human-centred approach’. He concludes that the humanising of technology will always remain the province of the creative disciplines, and that to pursue this aim successfully requires a contextual and cross-disciplinary approach, not a narrow and specialised one.

Subjects: Other > Engineering > H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Other > Social studies > L300 Sociology
Other > Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Copyright Holders: Roger Coleman, Royal College of Art
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 15:42
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2011 14:06
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/404

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