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Title: Human-centred design: An emergent conceptual model
Authors: Zhang, T
Dong, H
Keywords: human-centred design
conceptual module
human needs
design history
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Royal College of Art
Citation: Include2009, Royal College of Art, London. April 8-10, 2009.
Abstract: (Human-centred design: an emergent conceptual module by Zhang T and Dong H) Understanding human needs and how design responds to human needs are essential for human-centred design (HCD). By combining Maslow’s hierarchy of needs model and Küthe’s “design and society” model, this paper proposes a conceptual model of human-centred design which marries psychology and sociology in investigating the relationship between design and human needs. The study reveals a tendency that design evolution responds to the hierarchy of human needs. Nowadays design tends to care for more levels of human needs.
ISBN: 978-1-905000-80-7
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