Design + Empathy = Intuitive Design Outcomes

Deana McDonagh, Joyce Thomas

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Welcome to this special issue of The Design Journal, which focuses specifically on the role of empathy within the designing process. The papers presented here support the principle of developing a deeper understanding of users’ needs as a critical foundation for the development of products, services and environments. While traditional scientific research calls for objectivity and distance between research participants and researchers, empathic strategies rely upon more collaborative and interpretative approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
JournalThe Design Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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