What is it about?

Many products and services, including new IT related equipment and services are designed with the aim of increasing consumption/sales through innovations. Harmful consequences are neglected. The decision to design products should consider pre-use, use and after-use stages. Harmful consequences need to be taken into consideration throughout the product´s life cycle. Designers can support organizations reshape their mission and vision towards transparency and sustainability.

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Why is it important?

Harmful consequences are detrimental to health, people and the planet. More attention to the early stages of design and management decision making is an opportunity to change course.


Critical insights & creativity might work well together.

T. Paakkonen

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This page is a summary of: Meaning Innovations with Design Support: Towards Transparency and Sustainability in the IT Field, Design Management Journal, October 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/dmj.12070.
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