We believe that the future of technology is to empower humanity. It should help us to identify and reach our life goals, to deepen our relationships with others and with ourselves, and it should help us to understand who we have been, who we are and who we want to be. We call this Designing for Meaningfulness. Dr. Vanessa Julia Carpenter completed a PhD on this subject in industry, working with design and technology agencies.
Designing for Meaningfulness has been used by design companies, companies developing new smart products and medical devices, and has been presented in over 25 workshops, talks and seminars.
The research includes both a value based investigation of the Mechanics (value based parameters) and Manifestations (physical qualities) of Meaningfulness. These are starting points for ideating and evaluating products or services in terms of designing for three scenarios:
- People-to-people connections
- A person to their sense-of-self
Designing for Meaningfulness is one of the core practices of Kintsugi Design – we approach all of our projects from this perspective.
Here’s a few examples of our Designing for Meaningfulness (DFM™) services:
"An expert in extracting and uncovering meaningful user needs, fixing a world filled with tech products that almost immediately get replaced after they hit the store shelves."
"An ideal mind-set for developing tomorrow's solutions for society and individuals."
"Absolutely brilliant, informative, clear, insightful and holistic!".