WS03: Victories and Defeats: Current Practices in Design for Wellbeing

Monday 25 June 09:00 - 12:00
[UL] Schumann SG21

Facilitators: Deger Ozkaramanli, Ann Petermans & Anna Pohlmeyer

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to collaboratively define what defines ‘victory’ or ‘defeat’ in designing for wellbeing. The workshop will be hosted by the Design Research Society Special Interest Group on Design for Wellbeing, Happiness, and Health (SIGWell) and will involve an interactive debate, a collaborative exercise, followed by a reflective discussion. The authors of the accepted papers who have submitted to DRS 2018 track themes related to Design for Wellbeing will be invited to join the workshop and to reflect on victories and defeats in their respective projects. Through taking part in this workshop, the participants will gain an understanding of what defines ‘victory’ and ‘defeat’ in design for wellbeing. Consequently, the participants’ stories of victories and defeats will be collated in a white paper to illustrate and explain the current definitions, tools, methods, and approaches indesign for wellbeing. The workshop will also increase the visibility of DRS SIGWell and inform the group’s future activities.