Design for Meaning
Development of a toolkit for designers for organising the consideration of the intended meaning of artefacts.
Particular emphasis is placed on the thinking process, dialogue and use of semantics consumers typically associate to the understanding of the designed artefact.
Ajovalasit, M. (2022). ‘Understanding meaningfulness in AI-infused artefacts’. Book chapter in Embedding intelligence: Designerly reflections on AI-infused products. FrancoAngeli s.r.l. https://series.francoangeli.it/index.php/oa/catalog/book/848
Yu-Han Wang and Ajovalasit, M. (2020). Involving Cultural Sensitivity in the Design Process: a Design Toolkit for Chinese Cultural Products. The International Journal of Art & Design Education. Vol.39 (3), pp. 565-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/jade.12301
Ajovalasit, M. and Giacomin, J. (2019). Meaning of Artefacts: interpretations can differ between designers and consumers. Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management (ADIM2019), 2(1), 1178–1188. https://doi.org/10.33114/adim.2019.02.266
Ajovalasit, M., Giacomin, J., Gkatzidou, V., Jenson Bennett, J., & Pettersson, I. (2019). Track 5.j Introduction: Innovation Through Design for Meaning. Conference Proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management , 2(1), 1162–1164. https://doi.org/10.33114/adim.2019.5j
Ajovalasit, M. and Minuzzi J. (2015), Design for Motivation. The Ergonomist N.542, August 2015.
Ajovalasit, M. and Micocci M., (2014), Enhancing human experience using smart materials. The Ergonomist N.531, September 2014.