Navigating Care in Social Design: A provisional model

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    The aim of this paper is to show how the value of social design lies in the approach’s ability as a caring practice to foster change for vulnerable groups in society. Yet, to achieve such change, social designers must have a navigational tool that allows them to identify and steer through some of the value conflicts that are typically involved in public service care provision. To substantiate this claim, we rapport from two recent social design projects in the public sector dealing with care within criminal justice and healthcare. Building on these two projects we propose a provisional model for navigating care throughout a social design research process in accordance with an organizational level, a professional practice level and an interpersonal level.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNordes 2019: Who Cares?
    Number of pages10
    PublisherAalto University
    Publication date4. Jun 2019
    Publication statusPublished - 4. Jun 2019
    Event8th Bi-Annual Nordic Design Research Society Conference - Aalto, Finland
    Duration: 2. Jun 20194. Jun 2019
    Conference number: 8


    Conference8th Bi-Annual Nordic Design Research Society Conference
    Internet address
    SeriesNordic Design Research


    • social design
    • evaluation
    • co-design


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