• Chicken Run: A Chicken-Centred Design Research Project

Brass, Clare, Scott, Carly, Bright, Ashleigh and Rayner, Annie Catherine, 2015, Journal Article, Chicken Run: A Chicken-Centred Design Research Project The Virtuous Circle, 00 (00). 00-00. ISSN 9788838694059

Abstract or Description:

Chicken Run, an experimental project still in development, sees designers and scientists working together to explore ideas to improve poultry welfare in commercial facilities, applying user-centred design to all key stakeholders: farmer, consumer and chicken. Exploring various aspects of the chicken’s journey from egg to plate, the process has allowed researchers to better understand their needs and to maximise joined-up positive impact. The paper describes the ongoing process where Initial proposals including perches, bales and an app to enable consumers to make the right chicken purchase choices have been developed and tested. Co-authored by leaders of the design and scientific communities involved in the project, the paper describes the issues, design methods used, as well as some of the learning from the cross-disciplinary process. It also provides an update on progress of selected design ideas that are currently being developed with a commercial poultry farm, drawing out the challenges and successes encountered.

Official URL: http://cumulusmilan2015.org/proceedings/articles/t...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design > W990 Creative Arts and Design not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.1.1350.8000
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 14:27
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/1796
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