Focus of the project
The main focus in my project is on co-designing healthy lifestyles, which involves the design, implementation and evaluation of lifestyle interventions in close collaboration with end users. Currently I am inquiring into the needs, dreams and values of end users with a low socio-economic status with respect to healthy living. A next step will be actively work with end users in reconfiguring their everyday practices. Central to this process is the designer’s ability to realize ad hoc micro-interventions – interventions that require little resources and time to make, yet offer a supportive role for end users in a particular situation in making lifestyle changes.
Key research question
What are the needs, dreams and values of people with a low SES with respect to living healthy?
What supports people with a low SES to make changes towards healthier lifestyles?
What roles do ‘micro-interventions’ play in supporting people with a low SES in making changes towards healthier lifestyles?
What micro-interventions are effective in supporting change?
What roles do designers play in supporting people with a low SES in making changes towards healthier lifestyles?
What roles are productive in supporting change?
What are other mediating factors in the everyday lives of people with a low SES, when being in the process of making lifestyle changes?
Rick Schifferstein (TUD, P&P)
Jos Kraal (TUD, P&P)
Geke Ludden (UT, P&P)
Monique Simons (WUR, P&P)
Froukje Sleeswijk Visser (TUD)
Abhigyan Singh (TUD)