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Evans, M., 2011.

Empathizing with the Future: Creating Next-Next Generation Products and Services

Output Type:Journal article
Publication:The Design Journal
Publisher:Informa UK Limited
Volume/Issue:14 (2)
Pagination:pp. 231-251

This paper discusses the challenges faced by design when it seeks to empathise with future contexts of life and society. It presents a design-led futures framework that outlines approaches suitable for designers when developing next-next generation products and services. This framework enables designers to empathise with our future lives and as such-a provide next-next generation products and services that are not only required byfuture consumers, but are desired. Basedupon analysis of over thirty interviews with leading exponents of design-led futuresin Europe and the USA, the framework provides a road map for designers to empathise with consumers in the future.