Designing for the self: making products that help people become the person they desire to be

@inproceedings{Zimmerman2009DesigningFT,
  title={Designing for the self: making products that help people become the person they desire to be},
  author={John Zimmerman},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2009}
}
Product attachment theory describes how people learn to love certain possessions through a process of meaning making. It provides a rich and as yet untapped source of inspiration for driving the practice of experience design. However, there are currently no guidelines that describe how to apply this theory in design practice. Taking a research through design approach, I made many different products with the goal of helping people become the person they desire to be through their product… CONTINUE READING
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