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Storytelling and repetitive narratives for design empathy: case Suomenlinna
University of Aarhus.
University of Art and Design Helsinki.
University of Art and Design Helsinki.
2007 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today it is widely established in design research that empathy is an important part of creating a true understanding of user experience as a resource for design. A typical challenge is how to transmit the feeling of empathy acquired by user studies to designers who have not participated in the user study. In this paper, we show how we attained an empathic understanding through storytelling and aroused empathy to others using repetitive narratives in an experimental presentation bringing forth factual, reflective and experiential aspects of the user information. Taking as a starting point our experiences with the design project Suomenlinna Seclusive, we conclude with the potential of using narratives for invoking design empathy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007.
Research subject
Industrial Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40247Local ID: f4e54b00-579a-11dc-a7ae-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-40247DiVA: diva2:1013769
Conference
Nordic Design Research Conference : 27/05/2007 - 30/05/2007
Note
Godkänd; 2007; 20070831 (phitre)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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