Managing social impact in design: tools and methods for anticipating consequences of technology

Jantine Bouma

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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The use of email communication, mobile phones and cars has had wide-ranging social consequences. What is more, designers are plainly not always aware of all social consequences of technology, despite practicing user-centred design. Modern technology creates possibilities to influence social behaviour. Once a designer aims at defined social changes, the consequences of technology for practices become a responsibility, too. The present research is aimed at providing tools and methods to anticipate social consequences at an earlier stage of the design process.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Verbeek, Peter-Paul C.C., Supervisor
  • Poelman, Wim, Supervisor
  • Verbeek, P.P.C.C., Supervisor
  • Poelman, W.A., Supervisor
Award date11 Sep 2013
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-0065-4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2013



  • IR-87387
  • METIS-297391

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