Design directions for product attacment and sustainability through enabling user involvement

2022-2
Bilgin, Pelin
This thesis study aims to explore the ways for considering product attachment in the early phases of design within the context of a field study. The influence of user involvement on product attachment was taken into consideration as the focus of the study. The study includes an extensive literature review along with preliminary research aimed at exploring the field. To explore the relationship between user involvement and product attachment, a diverse group of participants, who were able to strengthen their product-user relationship through user involvement, was interviewed. The narratives from the participants were studied under several concepts including types of, motivations, drivers and barriers for, and results of user involvement. In conclusion, a range of design directions with design guides was offered for product attachment through enabling user involvement. The study aims to offer holistic and inspirational insights for the early phases of design to reduce the environmental impact of their products by enabling product attachment through user involvement.

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Citation Formats
P. Bilgin, “Design directions for product attacment and sustainability through enabling user involvement,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.