Design is a method of creating happy & satisfied societies

Congratulations to our member university, Art Academy of Latvia in Riga and Technological University Dublin for enabling Ms Aija Freimane to contribute to the success of the planet!

Cumulus also wants to congratulate Aija Freimane on her first post-doctoral research at Art Academy of Latvia!

Dear Cumulus colleagues and friends,

Art Academy of Latvia is proud to share knowledge, developed as the first postdoctoral research in design in Latvia, financed by European regional Development Fund. Our associate professor, fellow postdoctoral researcher in design, Aija Freimane, PhD, was curious how to witness design added value. Ideas such as “good design always creates good value” and “design adds value” support the proposition that design impacts society and contributes to the economy but do not provide reliable and evidence-based tools to demonstrate that fact.

The postdoctoral study ‘Identification system of design’s socio-economic impact towards transformation to a knowledge-intensive economy in Latvia’ was a global–local case study that aimed to discuss added value of design by recommending indicators of perceived value that measures cultural and personal satisfaction, happiness and wellbeing as a result of design’s socio-economic impact from the user’s perspective across five generations and four socioeconomic class groups. Triple design process and design maturity matrix are proposed to witness design’s added value in a framework of redefined design definition.

We are happy to share developed knowledge in design theory as case-study results ‘Perceived design value. The socio-economic of Design’.

Find the summary as a PDF below.
Perceived Design Value Book_AIJA_FREIMANE
ISBN PDF 978-9934-541-52-0, ISBM 978-9934-541-51-3

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