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van Doorn, F.A.P. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), Stappers, P.J. (author)
Designers need to have an empathic understanding of their intended users if they are to design products that fit. This holds especially strong for elderly and children as user groups, because they are very different from the designer. However, it might be harder to obtain this information from children and elderly. This paper describes a...
journal article 2014
Mast, Danića (author), Schipper, Sylvia (author), van Doorn, F.A.P. (author), Schut, A. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), de Vries, Sanne (author)
This study is carried out within the context of a research and innovation<br/>project Co-design with Kids that aims to support teaching of broad so-called ‘21st<br/>century’ skills. In this project, design toolboxes for use within primary education<br/>are developed and studied, with real life clients and assignments. In the case<br/>described...
conference paper 2018
Schut, A. (author), Klapwijk, R.M. (author), Gielen, M.A. (author), van Doorn, Fenne (author), de Vries, M.J. (author)
In this paper, we explore the early indicators of design fixation occurring during the concept development stage of children’s design processes. This type of fixation, which we named: concept fixation, causes a blind adherence to the current (possibly unfavourable) state of a design idea. Its occurrence hampers the creative thinking processes...
journal article 2019