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Migrating designs: matching product evolution to social migration


Rahman, Rizal and Christ, Rust (2009) Migrating designs: matching product evolution to social migration. Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, 3 (4 ). pp. 83-96. ISSN 1833-1874


Geographical migration appears to be an important factor in contemporary human life, bringing with it social changes for the people involved. We use the term “Social Migration” to point to the even larger numbers of people who are experiencing similar social changes regardless of physical location, as the populations of many countries experience rapid urbanisation and industralisation. This shift is challenge to designers. This paper describes initial work that examines both background literature and data, and investigates some practical cases where individuals, who find themselves in new environments, use and adapt household products to support both traditional and developing expectations. That work has allows us to propose some principles of product migration in practice, and techniques for designers to respond to social migration. These will be tested in a larger scale work.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: The Design Collection
Keywords: Cultural factors; Household product; Design
Depositing User: Fatimah Zahrah @ Aishah Amran
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2014 02:49
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 02:16
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15637
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