Flourish(ing) by design?

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Abstract

To flourish involves growth, development, and success, the same outcomes that many design projects set out to achieve. As such, one might argue that a key aim of design and designing (be that a new product, service, system, space, or strategy) is to flourish—in an economic, social, cultural, and/or environmental sense. Flourishing in this world, however, is not achieved by dealing with these things in isolation. The notion of ‘responsibility’ has been embraced by many contemporary design researchers and practitioners working towards positive social and environmental outcomes. This chapter proposes a creative consciousness of slowness and for a caring theory of design that seeks to make a difference in the world, bringing greater care to what we look to design and make. By doing so, it contemplates new ways for us to think (design) and live.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlourish by Design
EditorsNick Dunn, Leon Cruickshank, Gemma Coupe
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Chapter5
Pages30-34
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781003399568
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Sept 2023

Keywords

  • design
  • flourish
  • growth
  • development

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