On transforming transition design: From promise to practice

Maaike van Selm, Ingrid Mulder

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Abstract

We are living in transitional times. Much has been under debate on the need to change and to cope with societal transitions, less emphasis, however, is devoted on how to do so. Therefore, one of the primary questions in Transition Design is how to design for sustainabilitytransitions? The current work aims to evaluate ‘transition design studies’ by analysing and evaluating the current available practice of transition design in order to contribute to the field in two ways: first, by maturing through evaluation, and second, by identifying points of further research. Our findings show that three phases can be distinguished within transition design processes: Design researchto understand past, present, and to envision the future; Designing interventionsto create the right thing, at the right place, at the right time, and Design practice for transitionthat accumulate the design interventions in order to drive societal transitions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives in the era of Transformations
EditorsErik Bohemia, Gerda Gemser, Cees de Bont, Nusa Fain, Rita Assoreira Almendra
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAcademy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019: Research Perspectives in the era of Transformations - Londom, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceAcademy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondom
Period19/06/1921/06/19

Keywords

  • Design methods
  • persistent problems
  • sustainability transitions
  • systemic change
  • transition design

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