DESIGNERS OR MANAGERS? NEW EMERGING FIGURES WITHIN ORGANISATIONS
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Loi, D.
Section: HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN DESIGN WORKSHOP
Page(s): 1481 - 1486
This paper looks at shared work environments and is divided into five parts. The first introduces the topic, providing some background. The second provides a theoretical framework, looking as Product-Service Systems, socially constructed spaces and ecological systems. The third proposes Participatory Design as a viable method to adopts in the context, offering methodological steps to develop/maintain shared work environments. The fourth questions the role of design in organisations, unfolding opportunities for a shift in the role of design and management. The conclusion reflects on disciplinary territories in organisations to generate insights in users’ practices and to develop appropriate spaces for such practices.